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February 9, 2022

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ASPA Announces Awards Program Honorees

ASPA is pleased to announce it will honor more than 40 individuals and organizations when it convenes its annual awards program next month during our 2022 Annual Conference. These awards, as well as a number of Section awards, will be presented throughout the event. (Section award honorees will be announced in the awards brochure distributed at the conference.)

National Public Service Award (NPSA)

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell (American University)
  • Hung Cao (U.S. Navy, Retired)
  • William H. Leighty (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • James M. Shuler (U.S. Department of Energy)
NPSA Rosslyn Kleeman Keeper of the Flame Award
  • Joseph Vass (Virginia Capitol Police)
  • Mary Hamilton (University of Nebraska Omaha)
Nesta Gallas Award for Exemplary Professionalism in Public Service
  • Mary E. Guy (University of Colorado Denver)
Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award
  • Blue Wooldridge (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Public Integrity Award
  • William Haseltine (ACCESS Health International)
Elmer B. Staats Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service
  • Lyle D. Wray (Capitol Region Council of Governments)
Paul Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service
  • Kenneth J. Meier (American University)
Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award
  • Diane M. Disney (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Gina Scutelnicu Todoran (Pace University)
Dwight Waldo Award
  • Donald F. Kettl (University of Maryland)
John W. Gaston, Jr., Award for Excellence in Public Service Management
  • Thomas Liu (U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management)
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Exemplary Practice Award
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Sacred Heart Center, Richmond, VA
Public Administration Review (PAR) Awards
  • Louis Brownlow Award: Agustin Leon-Moreta (University of New Mexico) and Vittoria R. Totaro (University of New Mexico)
  • Laverne Burchfield Award: Staci M. Zavattaro (University of Central Florida)
  • William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award: Thorbjorn Sejr Guul (Aarhus University), Mogens Jin Pedersen (University of Copenhagen) and Niels Bjorn Grund Petersen (Aarhus University)
  • Chester A. Newland Award: Faisal Ali Baig (World Bank Group), Xu Han (University of Maryland), Zahid Hasnain (World Bank Group) and Daniel Rogger (World Bank Group)
Public Integrity Awards
  • Best Article Award: Staci M. Zavattaro (University of Central Florida)
  • Best Book Review Award: Bruce D. McDonald (North Carolina State University)
  • Best Special Issue Editorial: Sean McCandless (University of Illinois at Springfield) and Nicole Elias (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY); and Brandi Blessett (University of Cincinnati) and Tia Sherèe Gaynor (University of Cincinnati)
  • Best Film Review: Vanessa Lopez-Littleton (California State University, Monterey Bay), Juliana Chiarelli (Washington University), Amber Ward (California State University, Monterey Bay) and William Shelby (California State University, Monterey Bay)
  • Jonathan West New Emerging Scholar Best Paper Award: Ting-An-Xu Lewis-Liu (Indiana University)
International Public Administration Award
  • Alikhan Baimenov and The Astana Civil Service Hub
Wallace O. Keene Conference Scholarship
  • Ose A. Agho (University of Colorado Denver)
  • Intae Choi (University of Missouri)
  • Adam Croft (University of Colorado Denver)
  • Mingean Park (Pennsylvania State—Harrisburg)
  • Kayla Schwoerer (Rutgers University—Newark)
Walter W. Mode Scholarship
  • Kayla Schwoerer (Rutgers University—Newark)
Patricia J. Yearwood Section Newsletter Award
  • Students and New Administration Professionals Section
Oveta Culp Hobby Training Award
  • South Asian Section for Public Administration
Center for Accountability and Performance Awards
  • Emerging Leaders Award of Excellence: Rudy de Leon Dinglas (Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence), Haley Kadish (Ohio State University), Jaime Lees (Arlington County Government) and Tim Moreland (Office of Open Data and Performance Management, Chattanooga, TN)
  • The Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Management and Practice Award: John M. Kamensky (IBM Center for The Business of Government)
  • The Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award: Sounman Hong (Yonsei University)
  • Organizational Leadership Award: New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee
More details about when these awards will be given will be announced within Annual Conference materials and on the conference website in the coming weeks. Keep checking our updates for more information!


2022 Annual Conference Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Lecturer Announced

A highlight of the conference, the annual Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Luncheon never fails to provide new perspectives on social equity in public administration. This year's lecturer, Blue Wooldridge, is certain to carry on that tradition.

Wooldridge is professor emeritus of public administration and policy and distinguished career professor at Virginia Commonwealth University; has served as extension professor at the Institute of Public Service International at the University of Connecticut; director of the graduate program in urban affairs (Northern Virginia) at Virginia Tech; director of the Urban Management Curriculum Development project and training association with the National Training and Development Service; coordinator of federal programs and budget analyst for the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Peace Corps volunteer and senior science master in secondary schools in Nigeria.

Wooldridge has conducted numerous training programs for U.S. and global elected and appointed officials on topics including the effects of workforce diversity; social equity and justice; public budgeting; strategic planning; performance measurement and more. In 1989, he served as faculty-in-residence in Virginia’s Department of Planning and Budget, where he developed a training curriculum for budget analysts. He also led efforts in designing performance measurements for the Office of Budget and Strategic Planning and for the Cities of Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia.

Wooldridge has used his leadership roles in professional associations as a platform to strengthen the focus of equity in public administration scholarship and practice. Beyond the classroom, his exemplary career includes outstanding service to ASPA and its Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA). He joined ASPA in 1968 and has been at the vanguard of social equity policy analysis ever since. During the late 1970s, he co-chaired ASPA’s first policy committee on federal affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. The committee provided some of the earliest and most comprehensive data on two of the most significant public policies of our times. He joined COMPA in 1973 and served as its president from 1985-1986, representing the Section on ASPA's National Council.

Wooldridge also has worked to create programs and initiatives for the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) that will have a positive impact on our profession's diversity for years to come. As co-chair of NASPAA's Diversity and Social Equity Committee, he has been integrally involved in developing the Ph.D. Pathways Initiative, a paid internship program that provides a pipeline for under-represented minorities who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in public policy and administration. He also was an advocate for the network’s Minority Serving Institutions’ Initiative, offering voluntary technical support to minority-serving institutions undergoing the accreditation process.

In June 2021, Wooldridge was the inaugural recipient of the National Academy of Public Administration's Philip J. Rutledge award at its Social Equity Leadership Conference, as an internationally recognized scholar whose work examines the role of administrators, systems and policies in promoting the equitable distribution of government goods and services.

Wooldridge holds a bachelor's degree from Berea College, a master's in governmental administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a master's and doctoral degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

Join us in Jacksonville to honor Blue for his lifelong commitment to social equity, diversity and social justice.

(If you have registered for the conference but have not added this event to your registration, please visit our conference registration page, scroll to the bottom and download our paper registration form to add this event and provide payment details.)

More Announcements on the Way!
More "main stage" speakers will be announced shortly, as will the full program of session presenters! Keep an eye on your inbox for these upcoming releases and start planning your time in Jacksonville.

This will be a fully in-person event; hybrid or virtual options are not available during our time in Jacksonville. Vaccinations are required; send your proof of vaccination to [email protected] and we will look forward to seeing you in Jacksonville this March!

This luncheon will take place in a room with access to an outdoor patio to enable airflow. Masks will be required at all times when not actively eating or drinking.

Use the following links to view the 2022 Annual Conference Events Code of Conduct, health and safety policies and liability waiver.

E-Learning at Your Fingertips

ASPA staff work tirelessly to keep your skills up to date and the information flowing all year long through our e-learning program. Visit our website to see more details about upcoming KeepingCurrent, BookTalk and Students and New Professionals series programming.

Students and New Professionals Series: Non-Tenure Track Jobs For People Who Love Research
February 15 | 1 p.m. EST

Philip Gigliotti, Doctoral Student, University at Albany, SUNY
Kayla Schwoerer, Moderator, ASPA Student Representative and Doctoral Student, Rutgers University—Newark
Sarah Ausmus Smith, Doctoral Student, University of Kentucky
Shahrin Upoma, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities

It is no secret that the academic job market is tough. Across almost every field of study in the U.S., there are more Ph.D. graduates than there are tenure-track (TT) faculty lines, with TT positions continuing to decrease each year. As a result, many talented graduates are seeking jobs outside of academia. Yet, how to go about finding, applying for and navigating non-TT jobs is not something graduate programs tend to cover in much detail. This webinar will explore the many options outside of the traditional TT academic path that are available to public administration students and new graduates, at any stage of their career.

KeepingCurrent: COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Middle East and North Africa—Lessons Learned
In Partnership with ASPA's Ad Hoc Pandemic Committee
February 24 | 1 p.m. EST

Administrative and policy analysis of COVID-19 impacts on countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and how governments responded has been limited. Webinar participants will discuss results from the menatracker.org project, a project funded by the Qatar National Research Fund. This project tracked government responses to the pandemic in 12 MENA countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. Categorized by policy sector (economy, public health and social welfare), this project found significant differences in the policy and administrative responses and interventions of the surveyed countries. In concert with one of Qatar’s leading epidemiologists and public health experts, this webinar will discuss the project’s framework, methods, policy and administrative relevance, and the opportunities, challenges, and surprises that were discovered along the way. Particular emphasis will be laid on the aspects of (in)equality and social innovation. The implications of this comparative study for policymakers and public managers both within the MENA region and around the world will also be shared.

Anis Ben Brik, Associate Professor, College of Public Policy, Hamad Ben Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
Kim Moloney, Moderator, Assistant Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha
Ozcan Ozturk, Assistant Professor, College of Public Policy, Hamad Ben Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
Andreas Rechkemmer, Professor, College of Public Policy, Hamad Ben Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
Mohamud Verjee, Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar, Cornell University

KeepingCurrent: Dos and Don'ts for Performance Management
In Partnership with ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance
March 1 | 1 p.m. EST

Over the course of decades, efforts to use performance management in states, localities and the federal government have been met with a series of triumphs and far too many pitfalls. How can governments create an environment conducive to success in this critical field? The Urban Institute recently published a report, "Dos and Don'ts: Tips for Strengthening Your Performance Management Systems," which aimed to educate readers to help them answer that question. Four of the authors of this important piece of research are going to engage in a facilitated conversation about the scores of concepts covered in the report and more. They'll also field questions from the audience.

Special Attraction! The panelists include Harry Hatry, one of the most important figures in this realm and a pioneer in the field. For anyone toiling in the vineyards of performance management, this is a must-attend event.

Maria Aristigueta, Dean and Charles P. Messic Chair of Public Administration, University of Delaware
Katherine Barrett, Principal, Barrett and Greene, Inc. and co-author, The Promises and Pitfalls of Performance-Informed Management
Richard Greene, Moderator, Principal, Barrett and Greene Inc. and Chair, Center for Performance and Accountability
Harry Hatry, Distinguished Fellow, Urban Institute

Students: Now Is a Great Time to Join ASPA!

If you are a student or recent graduate who hasn’t signed up for ASPA membership yet, now is a great time to join! As a new semester gets underway, the holidays fade from our memory and we all gear up for a productive year ahead, make sure you include ASPA in your plans for 2022.

With benefits geared especially toward those in MPA/MPP programs or those new to the workforce, ASPA can get you started on the right foot. Becoming a member will give you access to resources that will help you learn more about the profession, network with other students and new professionals, hear from members in your local area or about subjects of interest and bridge the connection between theory and practice. Just a few special opportunities include:

  • A Students and New Professionals Section to help you connect with others who are new to public administration
  • An archive of premium webinar and e-learning programs to help jumpstart your career and give you new ideas—like creative research options, mentoring opportunities, job-search assistance and more
  • A special monthly newsletter to keep you focused on benefits and opportunities just for you!
  • A jobs board specifically for public service to help you find positions that are right for you
Now also is a great time for professors to promote ASPA to their students. If you need someone else to help you find the words, here’s a video from former Student Representative (and current National Council Representative) Ana-Maria Dimand talking about why she finds membership so valuable.

We hope you have a great spring semester and make the most of ASPA's services in the coming months. Find more information on our website and sign up today!

Contact us for more information about how you can share details about ASPA membership with your network!


Continuing to Talk About Civics

If you missed last week's Zoom roundtable focused on teaching and learning about civics in the classroom, there's still plenty of time to get involved in this conversation. Session moderator Craig Donovan will be reaching out to those who registered for last week's event to share more information and work on next steps later this spring. If you want to be involved, contact us and we'll make sure Craig includes you on future updates!

National Civic League Releases Updated Model City Charter

Following a year-long revision process, the National Civic League has released the ninth edition of the Model City Charter. The revision process was led by a steering committee of 22 national representatives and experts. The newly released edition continues the League’s tradition of helping cities implement professional, ethical and representative governance, and also includes a new emphasis on civic engagement and equity. For a limited time, the new edition of the Model City Charter is available for free.

Public Integrity: Call for Papers

Public Integrity is pleased to announce a new call for papers for an upcoming special issue, "Qualitative Methods as Liberatory Tools: Applications and Explorations in Administrative and Research Ethics." The guest editors welcome proposals on numerous topics, including but not limited to:

  • How can qualitative methods help liberate communities? What are the power dynamics involved, and how are those addressed via research and reporting?
  • How can a liberatory perspective change the field’s dominant narratives? What are the impacts of these changes on education and practice?
  • Pedagogy scholarship exploring the role of qualitative inquiry in public administration education
  • Applications of any of the methods listed above (or not included) to investigate ethical questions
  • And many more!
Be sure to check out the full call and submission instructions here! Abstracts are due February 28, 2022.


2022 Transatlantic Dialogue Call for Papers

The 16th Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD16), an annual conference bridging scholarly communities on either side of the Atlantic Ocean, will take place June 9-11, 2022, in Roskilde (Denmark). Co-sponsored by ASPA, the European Group for Public Administration/International Institute of Administrative Sciences and Rutgers University, we are pleased to join with our European counterparts to support this event and the scholarly communities it enhances.

Under this year's theme, “Strategic Management of Public Sector Transformation in Turbulent Times: Enhancing Collaborative Governance and Co-creation of Public Value," TAD16 will organize a broad range of workshops led by pairs of American and European scholars:

  • Building capacities for collaborative governance and co-creation through strategic management
  • Enhancing public performance through interagency and cross-sector collaboration
  • Public innovation through networks of public and private actors: theory and practice
  • Improving the performance of contracts, procurement and public-private partnerships
  • Co-creating public value outcomes with citizens and voluntary organizations
  • Public leadership and motivation in public value production
  • Designing institutional platforms and arenas for collaborative governance and co-creation
  • Political leadership and policy entrepreneurship in a turbulent world of collaborative governance
  • Democratic legitimacy and accountability in collaborative governance arrangements
This event also will feature several keynote speeches, a roundtable discussion of public governance responses to COVID-19 and a fun social event. More details will be provided as the schedule evolves.

Please review the Call for Papers now and submit your abstract by March 1, 2022. All registrations are due by May 10, 2022.

Find more details on the TAD16 website and we'll look forward to seeing you in Roskilde in June 2022!


Tips and Resources

TSP Proposes Regulations Ahead of Mutual Fund Window Launch
The federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program will let enrollees participate in mutual fund investments as soon as this summer.

You Can’t Simply Decide to Be a Different Person
Forming new habits isn’t impossible, but it’s much easier for some people than others.

These Tips Will Help Federal Managers and Employees Navigate the New Hybrid Work Environment
OPM said it’s up to everyone to work together to foster effective performance management, particularly when there is a mix of onsite and teleworking feds.

Coronavirus in the News
While you can find our usual assortment of news headlines from the past several weeks below, here are stories specific to the coronavirus that are noteworthy.

Public Finance

Public Service Social Equity


(Otherwise) in the News

Today's headlines contain plenty of news coverage of some of our nation's most pressing public administration challenges. ASPA has curated some of the most important stories from recent weeks. If you have not seen these yet, make sure you read them now!


Public Finance Public Service Social Equity


Members in the News

ASPA members are in the news in a variety of ways. If you have been featured, please send a link to the article to us and we will be happy to include it in a future newsletter.

It’s Time to Bridge the Divide Separating Policymakers and Researchers
By Don Kettl

Announcing Stacey Swearingen White as Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (UIC)
The University of Illinois—Chicago will have a new dean as of July 2022.

Pay Will Be a Barrier to Rebuilding the Federal Workforce
By Howard Risher

Government Needs to Rehabilitate Its Image to Attract and Retain Workers
By Bob Lavigna

One Region Asks Residents to Weigh in on Lowcountry Economic Recovery
ASPA Immediate Past President Kendra Stewart's council is featured in this work.

Black History Month: How a Cotton Picker Became a Leader in the Civil Rights Movement
By Charles Menifield, dean at Rutgers University—Newark.

Welcome New ASPA Members!
Click here to view the most recent new ASPA members!

Around Public Administration

Here are the most recent updates from across the profession. Did we miss you? Send us your news and we'll include it in the next round!

Upcoming Events:

Calls for proposals and other updates:
  • SPOD Releases Member Survey
    ASPA's Section on Professional and Organizational Development (SPOD) has created a short survey for its members and friends to better understand ASPA members, the kind of events they would like to see, circulate information about scholarships and potentially get involved with SPOD. Take the survey here.

  • SPOD Announces Student Scholarship Competition
    ASPA's Section on Professional and Organizational Development (SPOD) is accepting nominations for its 2022 Annual SPOD Scholarship. These scholarships are designed to help facilitate learning to advance students’ academic work and interests in finding solutions to public organizational challenges. The scholarships also are intended to introduce students to SPOD's work and encourage their long-term involvement in its various activities and programs. Candidates must be in a master's or doctoral degree program from an accredited school in the United States and have submitted a proposal to present at ASPA's Annual Conference. To nominate a student for the scholarship, please send a letter of nomination by a faculty member (it should mention the student’s current GPA) and the student’s CV to Gina Scutelnicu-Todoran, SPOD Chair. All nominations are due February 11, 2022.

  • Call for Abstracts: Symposium Issue, Journal of Health and Human Services Administration (JHHSA)
    Academic Women in Public Administration has partnered with the Journal of Health & Humans Services Administration (JHHSA) to initiate a discussion on emerging health and human service trends in public and nonprofit institutions. This symposium seeks scholarship with an eye to creating resilience. The journal is looking for thoughtful empirical and theoretical research that turns a critical eye on what institutions are doing to navigate these challenging times. Manuscripts are sought that address topics including achieving greater health, gender, racial equity and environmental justice within institutions and communities; intergovernmental policy barriers or opportunities for building institutional resilience to political, environmental or socio-economic crises; opportunities to adapt and build resilience through administrative and management practices; navigating the impact of crises on nonprofit and public sector organizations; innovative and creative solutions for a practical approach to building resilience; and ways organizational leaders are supporting the resilience capacities of their institutions and employees to deal with both internal and external shocks. All proposals are due by February 14, 2022. Contact Hillary Knepper, editor in chief, JHHSA with questions (please put AWPA Symposium in the subject line).

  • 2022 MPAC Call for Proposals
    The MPAC trustees invite all in the profession to submit a proposal for the 2022 Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC). Individual paper, panel, roundtable and workshop proposals are welcome on all topics in public affairs; MPAC actively encourages submissions from faculty, students and practitioners. This year's theme is "Designing and Running the Innovative Public Service Agency." They invite proposals that explore public sector innovation, with an emphasis on connecting research insights to agency practice. MPAC prides itself on its diversity: In addition to theme-related papers they welcome proposals from a variety of PA-related fields such as urban affairs, public policy, nonprofit management and planning. Reviewers will accept proposals that entail research in progress, though they should have enough content to facilitate substantial participant discussion. The submission period opens immediately; acceptances are sent a rolling basis. All proposals are due by February 15, 2022. Click here for more information.

  • NFBPA Annual Scholarship Program Call for Applicants
    In 2022, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) will continue its prestigious scholarship program, recognizing African American or other minority students who are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited, traditional four-year college or university, preferably an HBCU, who show outstanding scholarship and leadership, particularly as related to public service. NFBPA provides several scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through its partnerships with corporate supporters, public sector organizations and individual contributors. The scholarship program is an integral part of NFBPA’s goal of lending support to African American and other minority students interested in leadership roles in public service. The deadline for this program has been extended. All applications now are due by February 17, 2022. Click here for more information.

  • SSTIG Junior Scholar Award
    ASPA's Section on Science and Technology in Government (SSTIG) is announcing its Digital Governance Junior Scholar Award, the winner of which will receive a certificate of recognition and a cash award of $300. This award recognizes a junior scholar who has made a substantive contribution (or shows great promise) to the understanding of how to best leverage information and communication technologies to improve public service performance and advance the public good. Preference will be given to Section members. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their research agenda, accomplishments, and future direction (400 words or less); a writing sample that demonstrates/represents their research and an e-mail of support from a faculty sponsor. All materials should be sent to awards committee chair Georgette Dumont by February 18.

  • SNP Student Travel Scholarships and Best Paper Award for #ASPA2022
    ASPA's Section on Nonprofits (SNP) will award two travel scholarships for expenses related to ASPA's 2022 Annual Conference. Award selection will be made based upon a committee review of the timeliness and impact of the proposed nonprofit research. Students presenting nonprofit research are welcome to apply if you have a paper approved for presentation at the conference. Each award of $500 should be used for travel, hotel and food for the conference. SNP also will cover the cost to join the Section for one year. All applications must be received by February 21, 2022 via [email protected].

    The Section also announces it is seeking nominations for its Best Paper Award. This award will be granted to scholarly work that contributes to our understanding of nonprofit and philanthropic research and practice, recognizing the interdisciplinarity of the field and its relationship to public administration, policy or other relevant literature. The Author(s) of the selected award will be honored during the Section’s business meeting at the Annual Conference; the award comes with a $500 stipend. All nominations are due by Monday, February 21 at 5:00pm CST. Contact Robbie Robichau with questions.

  • 2022 ASPA Georgia Chapter Academic Conference Call for Papers
    The 23rd Annual ASPA Georgia Chapter Academic Conference and Annual Meeting will take place virtually March 30-31, 2022 and will be hosted by Purdue University Global. The theme will be: "Resilience Building and Fostering Hope During Times of Crisis." The conference planning committee welcomes innovative proposals that reflect best practices, a rethinking of current practices, represent benchmarks and lessons learned with a focus on the future of the field. The committee is receptive especially to submissions that focus on topics including social justice issues (this will be the place to address COVID-19 issues); criminal justice, homeland security and emergency management; diversity, equity and inclusion; America's infrastructure (addressing issues with dams/bridges/roads/airports/schools, and more); and service delivery (covering intergovernmental relations, public-private partnerships, social media platforms and more). Proposals should focus on successful/effective people, policies and/or programs in the public or nonprofit sector. The Chapter also will produce an online peer-reviewed journal, "Public Administration Research Series - PARS." Proposals accepted and presented at the conference will have an opportunity to submit their work for publication. Applicants should email submissions no later than February 21, 2022.

  • SPCM Best Paper Award
    The Section on Procurement and Contract Management (SPCM) has issued a Best Paper Award for ASPA's 2022 Annual Conference. Do you conduct research in public procurement, government contracting or contract management? Are you submitting a proposal for the conference? If so, submit your paper to SPCM for an award. First place will receive $500; second place will receive $250. Please send your full paper to Sawsan Abutabenjeh by March 1, 2022 for consideration. Click here for more information.

  • 2022 Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition
    The Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Syracuse University Maxwell School invites submissions for its 16th annual E-PARCC competition to further stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations. E-PARCC, a project of the "Collaborative Governance Initiative," provides free online resources for those who teach conflict and collaboration around the world. More than 3,000 visitors per month from more than 40 different countries take advantage of E-PARCC teaching materials. The E-PARCC competition consists of two tracks: (1) collaborative problem solving, collaborative governance, and network governance and analysis, and (2) collaborative methods in international development. All entries are due by March 15, 2022. Click here for more information.

  • 2022 KAPA Conference Call for Proposals
    The Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA) will host its 2022 conference online, June 22-24. The theme is “Green, Digital, COVID-19: Rethinking Public Administration in an Era of the Great Transformation.” The 2022 conference seeks multi-disciplinary research on organizational, managerial and policy challenges and opportunities that have emerged during the tumultuous times. Tracks include: equity, inclusion and social justice; environment, climate and sustainable governance; managing effective and resilient public service; digital transformation of public service; and good governance in the era of the great transformation. All proposals are due April 17, 2022. Contact KAPA with any questions.

  • Editor in Chief Search: Public Administration and Development
    Public Administration & Development is a long-running journal dedicated to publishing the best research in the field. For more than 50 years, it has been reviewing and assessing the practice of public administration at the local, regional, national and international levels. It gives special attention to investigations of the management of all phases of public policy formulation and implementation which have an interest and importance beyond a particular government and state. The journal is looking for two new editors in chief who will relish the opportunity to develop the journal in line with the discipline, with the changing publishing landscape, and will be able to work together to bring different perspectives to the journal. All applications are due June 1, 2022. Click here for more details.



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