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  • Professor Ora-orn Poocharoen' New Position at Chiang Mai University, Thailand

    Professor Ora-orn Poocharoen moved from the Lew Kwan Yew School of Public Policy to Chiang Mai University and she has been recently appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration ( at Chiang Mai University ( in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

  • Professor Akira Nakamura was inducted as an International NAPA Fellow in the USA

    Professor Akira Nakamura (Professor Emeritus of Public Administration at Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan; the 1st AAPA President in 2010-2011) was inducted as an International Fellow of the [American] National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia, USA on December 3, 2015.[American] NAPA ( is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established in 1967 and it was chartered by the US Congress to provide non-partisan expert advice for the development of public service.

  • Professor Jiannan Wu moved to Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU)

    AAPA 2015 Local Organizing Committee Chair in Xi’an, Professor Jiannan Wu (吴建南) moved from Xi’an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学) to Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) in 2015. He is currently teaching public administration in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Shanghai Jiaotong University (上海交通大学 国际与公共事务学院).

  • Ms. Maricel Fernandez-Carag works at the UNESCO Doha Office

    Ms. Maricel Fernandez-Carag, former secretary of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2014 AAPA Conference in Cebu, Philippines, is now working at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Doha, Qatar. She is currently engaging in a research project on Momentum of Education beyond 2015, with the aim of looking into the challenges and future prospects on education after the MDG 2015.

  • Political Appointment of Prof. Sofian Effendi and Prof. Prijono Tjiptoherijanto in the Indonesian Government

    AAPA Members, Professors Sofian Effendi (Professor of Gadja Mada University) and Prijono Tjiptoherijanto (Professor of University of Indonesia) were appointed by the President of Indonesia as members of the Indonesian] Civil Service Commission (Komisi Aparatur Sipil Negara). Professor Sofian Effendi is now the Indonesian CSC Chairman and Professor Prijono Tjiptoherijanto is a CSC Commissioner. For more details, visit its website at

  • Member News is for all AAPA members: Please share your good news here

    This space is for all AAPA members. If you have any good news (appointment, publication, award, honor, and things to share with other AAPA members), please send your news to AAPA Secretary, Mr. Ry Taein Park, at anytime.

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