Global Public Service

One of the five tracks taking place at the 2019 Annual Conference, Global Public Administration will span the entire conference—March 8-12—and provide attendees with an in-depth look at public administration around the world, from an on-the-ground as well as theoretical perspective. Below, find an overview page as well as details about each of the panels being planned. We hope you will enjoy this in-depth content.

Global Public Administration Plenary and International Assembly

Sunday, March 10 | 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | District Ballroom

Ambassador ChristopherHill

Christopher Hill spent 33 years at the State Department, earning accolades for his service in such diverse countries as Iraq, Poland, The Republic of Korea and Macedonia. An international expert on public administration around the world, he now serves as chief advisor to the chancellor for global engagement at the University of Denver, and will be addressing conference attendees at the 2019 Annual Conference.

Hill is a career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, and President Bush’s assistant secretary to East Asia. He has received many State Department awards including the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award and the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations. He is the author of Outpost—Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir.

Hill will also be hosting a book signing following his plenary address, starting at 6 p.m. in the exhibit hall (State and East Rooms). Those interested in his purchasing his memoir can do so there.

Presidential Panels

The following Presidential Panels will focus on global public administration, looking specifically at public administration in Asia and post-conflict environments—two of the more challenging aspects of public administration within global contexts.

Public Administration Advancing Rule-Ordered Institutions in Asia

Friday, March 8 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  | Chinese Ballroom
Global Public Administration
This panel will discuss the role of public administration in developing and advancing rule ordered institutions. Panelists will each draw on decades of experience and research in Asia to provide their insights on the design of public institutions, drawing in part on the work of Elinor Ostrom on rule development for effective cooperation. Speakers will also discuss specific examples from several nations in discussing the challenges and the successes.
Marilyn Rubin, Distinguished Research Fellow, Rutgers University—Newark
M. Jae Moon, Underwood Distinguished Professor, Yonsei University
Shui-Yan Tang, Distinguished Professor, University of Southern California
Kaifeng Yang, Dean and Professor, School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China

Public Administration Advancing Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Nations

Saturday, March 9 | 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Chinese Ballroom
Global Public Administration
This panel will highlight the difficulties associated with operationalizing rule of law in post-conflict nations. Drawing on our speakers’ decades of professional experiences, and specific lessons learned from real nation-building scenarios, we’ll look at best practices for advancing rule of law in police, administrative and public institution building from around the world.
Rich Callahan, Editor, International Journal of Public Leadership and Professor, University of San Francisco
Stéphane Jean, Judicial Officer, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peace Operations, United Nations
Mark Kroecker, Senior Partner, Kroecker Partners LLC
Fron Nahzi, Senior Director of Global Development, McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University

Riggs Symposium

Taking place all day on Friday, March 8, this annual symposium is organized by the Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA) and focuses on public administration around the world.

You can find more details about the Riggs Symposium online here.

Concurrent Panels

Almost 50 concurrent panels will be presented throughout the conference focusing on global public administration. Use the search box below to look for speakers you know, or use the arrows to expand each time slot to see which presentations will take place. (Click on the name of the presentation to open a window for more detail about each one.)
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Friday 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM3/8/2019 8:00:00 AM
Friday 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM3/8/2019 9:30:00 AM
Friday 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM3/8/2019 12:45:00 PM
Friday 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM3/8/2019 3:45:00 PM
Saturday 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM3/9/2019 10:45:00 AM
Saturday 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM3/9/2019 12:15:00 PM
Saturday 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM3/9/2019 3:15:00 PM
Saturday 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM3/9/2019 4:45:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM3/10/2019 8:30:00 AM
Sunday 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM3/10/2019 11:45:00 AM
Sunday 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM3/10/2019 3:15:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM3/11/2019 8:00:00 AM
Monday 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM3/11/2019 11:15:00 AM
Monday 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM3/11/2019 12:45:00 PM
Monday 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM3/11/2019 3:45:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM3/12/2019 8:00:00 AM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM3/12/2019 9:30:00 AM