YOUNG SCHOLARS WORKSHOP
The 2014 Young Scholars Workshop in Public Policy and Administration Research will be held July 21-24 in Changchun, China. Proposals are being accepted until April 4, 2014. The Young Scholars Workshop aims to provide young scholars working in public policy, public administration and related fields with an academically rigorous platform for the presentation of research, scholarly exchange and social networking. The workshop is sponsored by ASPA and Jilin University. To learn more about the workshop, click here.
7TH SINO-U.S. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The 7th Sino-US International Conference for Public Administration will be held in the Yifu Conference Center at Renmin University of China, June 6-7, 2014. The conference will examine public management and governance reform during the last century and will focus on the future. This year’s conference theme is: "Global Governance Reform： Lessons from the Past, and Plans for the Future." To learn more, visit the website at
The end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century witnessed global tides for public administration/management reform. The questions are: Why did decades of public administration reform around the world not seem to have curtailed our governance crisis? Why did efforts in public management innovation not deliver what we expected that movement to deliver? Have we been on the right track? What more could we do to make a difference? What new tools and new knowledge can assist public managers to run their governments? How should public administration scholars around the world cooperate to face the new challenges?
This conference, with all these questions in mind, calls for papers and panels to address issues of public governance reform in the global setting. Retrospective study on reform lessons and experiences, and forward looking studies on ideas, methods, tools and strategies are all welcome. The conference welcomes proposals from scholars in China, the United States, Asia, India, Europe and throughout the world.
10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
A decade ago the first International Conference on Public Administration (2005) was launched in Chengdu, P.R.C., an initiative that sought to foster the intellectual and practical engagement of public administration professionals worldwide. The founders’ vision was an international event to bring together academics, practitioners, and students to share ideas and knowledge beneficial to the international public administration community. Organizers are currently accepting proposals for the 10th International Conference on Public Administration that will be held at UESTC (Qingshuihe Campus) in Chengdu, China Oct. 24-26. To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.icpa-uestc.cn/en/home.
The 10th ICPA will emphasize the new advancements and challenges in public administration, past and present, with an eye on the decade ahead. Papers and proposals that assess the accomplishments over the past decade and/or put forward the challenges ahead are especially welcomed. Methodologies that encompass case studies, survey research, best practices, and comparative analyses between and among countries are solicited. We are especially receptive to proposals that focus on the sub-themes below.
- Big Data
- Privacy and Surveillance
- Good Governance
- Networking and Partnerships
- Performance and Smarter Government
- Human Resource Management
- The Future
More information can be obtained from the conference website: www.icpa-uestc.cn. To read the full call for proposal, click here.
CALL FOR PAPERS - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CELEBRATING PAR @ 75
Public administration as a field has become theoretically more interdisciplinary and methodologically more rigorous, while the practice of public administration has been evolving in an increasingly complex and uncertain environment. Responding to growing demand for new theoretical frameworks as well as innovative, interactive, and interdependent policy tools, the conference aims at offering an intellectually challenging and practically relevant opportunity for both scholars and practitioners. Submissions of quality paper proposals for the International Conference on “Next Steps for Public Administration in Theory and Practice,” are invited.
The conference will be held in Guangzhou, China November 16-18, 2014 in celebration of Public Administration Review’s 75th anniversary as well as Sun Yat-Sen University’s 90th Anniversary.
Organizers are interested in significant, original, and rigorous papers that discuss theoretical, methodological, and practical challenges and opportunities particularly in the age of austerity, complexity, uncertainty, and interconnectedness. All accepted papers will be compiled and published on the conference website. Plenary papers and others presented in the conference will be published in a themed issue of PAR in 2016 after regular peer-review. Theory-driven, empirical or practically relevant research papers are welcome. To see a list of interested topics, click here.
Both individual paper proposals and panel proposals are welcome. Proposals must be submitted electronically to Meili Niu at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2014.
Individual paper proposals should be no more one page and include paper title, author name(s) and institutional affiliations, contact details, and brief description of paper, while panel proposals should be no more than three pages and include panel title, names of panel chair and authors, institutional affiliations, and short description of the panel papers. Individuals are neither allowed to submit more than two proposals nor present two papers (regardless of singled or coauthored papers).Sun Yat-sen University will provide presenters with accommodation and meals up to three nights. No conference registration fee will be charged. To read the full call for proposal, click here.
AMEPPA & SESAME HOST 3RD GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) is pleased to announce the Third Global Conference on Public Policy and Administration in the Middle East. This conference will convene at the American University of Beirut on December 5 – 6, 2014 in Beirut, Lebanon.
Despite long-standing calls to strengthen public sector governance throughout the Middle East, recommendations for reform have often been ignored, dismissed as impractical, or poorly implemented. The conference committee welcomes paper and panel proposals that contribute to the design and management of governance reforms throughout the Middle East. Proposals may employ case study designs, quantitative, qualitative or social network methods, comparative analyses, and investigations of best practices. To learn more about the call for proposals, click here.
GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON MINORITY RIGHTS IN PA
The process of globalization has brought about great changes in all regions of the world. SESAME and AMEPPA will address 'Minority Rights and the Role of Public Administration in the Middle East' at a global symposium September 19-20 in Petersburg, Russia.
The consequence of globalization had positive and negative impacts on ethnic, religious, and migrating communities in the Middle East, creating tensions, intolerance, mistrust, ultra-nationalism, and conflict. The symposium encourages scholars to discuss any of the following sub-themes:
The role of public policy and administration institution in maintaining social stability
- Ethnic, religious, and other minority groups’ rights in today’s society
- Issues of access and empowerment by minority groups
- Integration, assimilation, and self-determination
- Resolving the issues of Diasporas
To download the call for proposal, click here.