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NECoPA 2013 Focuses On Public Administration In An Information Society

Join an enthusiastic group of academics, practitioners, and students at the Trabant University Center at the University of Delaware on November 1 & 2 for the 2013 meeting of the Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Inc. (NECoPA).  This two-day meeting promises to stimulate important conversation on the state of the profession and the opportunities, threats and intriguing possibilities in its future.

This year’s theme covers the emerging and enduring challenges facing public administration during a period of political and economic turmoil and the transition to a global information society. These are challenging times to be in public service. Political and economic crises appear to be commonplace.  In the United States, and in many parts of our global system, trust and confidence in government is threatened by a failure to deal effectively with public debt.  On the other hand, exciting developments such as the rise of social media and citizen involvement in government, offer new and intriguing possibilities.

This two-day conference will illuminate these myriad issues and present innovative practices and approaches emerging in response to these real-life challenges. The responses of public administrators to these challenges, along with their success at pursuing new possibilities, will determine the state of the profession.  A preliminary program is now available.

NECoPA was founded in October 2010 at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University – Newark. This event is an annual regional conference of the American Society for Public Administration and provides educational opportunities for scholars, practitioners, and others interested in public service by educating the public and members on current issues, research, and practice in public and nonprofit organizations.

Registration for the NECoPA meeting is open to professionals ($95 fee) and students ($45 fee). Online registration is available until October 29.  After that date, attendees can register on-site during the meeting. 

For more information about the 2013 meeting, contact Dr. John McNutt, conference chair at [email protected].

To learn more about NECoPA, visit their website at http://northeastpublicadmin.org/.

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