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2014 Conference Seminars Explore Global & Domestic PA


The 2014 Annual Conference will offer ample opportunity for enhancing knowledge. With more than 125 panels scheduled, individuals who work in the public sector are guaranteed to find sessions, workshops and panels that are relevant to their work or research.

On Friday, March 14 the conference will feature two all-day symposiums on intergovernmental relations and international comparative administration. The symposiums will feature top ranked scholars and professionals in the respective fields, from the U.S. and across the globe.


The Diel Wright Symposium, sponsored by ASPA’s Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) will kick off at 8:30 am. The day- long seminar will explore federalism, local government perceptions, state-local relations and polarization.

The proposed agenda includes several renowned scholars such as Robert Agranoff of Indiana University. Professor Emeritus, Agranoff is recognized for his research and scholarship on federalism, intergovernmental relations and management of public agencies.

Other speakers include Ricardo Morse of UNC School of Government Chapel Hill, Rebecca Yurman of American University and Helena Sims, director of the Intergovernmental Relations Association of Government Accountants (AGA). To see the full list of speakers, click here.



This seminar will explore various elements of international administration. What lessons can be learned from how public administration is practiced around the globe?

Speakers will discuss public management and administration in Eastern Europe, Cuba, Russia and Asia. There will also be broader examination in mini-panels of institutional reform, corruption and performance management techniques globally.

Confirmed speakers include Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, professor at George Washington University, Matt Andrews of Harvard University and Suzanne J. Piotrowski.

These two seminars demonstrate the diversity of knowledge exchanged at the ASPA Annual Conference. To see more topics that will be discussed during the five-day conference scheduled for March 14-18, click here.


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The American Society for Public Administration is the largest and most prominent professional association for public administration. It is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration.

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