Posts from the ‘Lectures’ Category
I will give a keynote address at the international conference on “the essence of public administration,” to be held at Sun Yat-sen University on December 14-15, 2018. The conference is organized by the Center for Chinese Public Administration Research of the SYSU School of Government.
I’ll give a talk at the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg on October 22. The working title is “India and the age of superstates.” Abstract: “The world is entering the age of superstates: an era in which the global order will be dominated by states of unprecedented scale and internal complexity. The US is the vanguard superstate; India and China are rising superstates; and the European Union is an aspiring superstate. Superstates have features in common with ordinary states, empires, and superpowers, but are distinct in important ways from all of these other political forms. This presentation will discuss the governance challenges shared by all superstates, but which are presently addressed in radically different ways. These include the creation of effective systems of leadership; maintenance of internal cohesion; economic regulation; promotion of justice; and management of external demand for resources and markets.” Details about event. Powerpoint here.
I’m looking forward to giving the keynote address at the annual conference of the Public Administration Theory Network in Denver on May 31, 2019. More details about PAT-Net here. | The Call for Papers for the 2019 conference is here.
I’m looking forward to giving a talk at the 2018 Northeast Conference on Public Administration in Baltimore on November 3. The theme for the conference is “Blind spots in public administration.”
The title for my talk: The Biggest Blind Spot of All. Abstract: “In the United States, the field of public administration began with a bold vision. The aim was not just to make programs and bureaus work more efficiently. Rather, the goals were to overhaul the creaking American state and demonstrate to the world that democracy was a viable system of government. This bold vision has been lost over the last four decades and should be recovered. Once again, the American state needs renovation – and the world needs proof that democracy works. We must develop the conceptual tools and confidence to address these ‘macro-level’ questions of public administration.”
I’m looking forward to giving a presentation as part of the spring research seminar series at the AU School of Public Affairs on March 29. The Powerpoint slides for my presentation are here. A related paper, forthcoming in Korean Journal of Policy Studies, can be downloaded here.