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  • The US Chapter of AAPA

    The US Chapter of AAPA has been organized in 2015. Professor Bok Gyo Jeong, Professor of Public Administration at Kean University ( in New Jersey, is the Chairperson of the US Chapter and Mr. Dongyoen Kang is the Secretary who is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. Professor Jeong can be reached at Mr. Kang can be reached at behalf of the AAPA President, Professor Bok Gyo Jeong and Mr. Dongyoen Kang attended an Annual Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) in New York as Observers in April of 2016 and 2017. They also attended an annual partner meeting of the UN Public Administration Network (UNPAN) at the United Nations.The United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in its resolution 2001/45, is comprised of 24 members who meet annually at UN Headquarters in New York. The Committee is responsible for supporting the work of ECOSOC concerning the promotion and development of public administration and governance among Member States. Among AAPA board members, Professor Akira Nakamura was a member of CEPA from 2002 to 2005; and Professor Pan Suk Kim was a member of CEPA for two terms from 2006 to 2009 and 2010 to 2013. Professor Eko Prasojo is currently a member of CEPA from 2014 to 2017.The Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations was entrusted by the General Assembly in late 1999 to develop and implement an important programme entitled 'United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN).' The immediate objective of UNPAN is to establish an internet-based network that links regional and national institutions devoted to public administration, thereby facilitating information exchange, experience sharing, and training in the area of public sector policy and management.

  • Establishment of a National Chapter

    Many countries have various kinds of professional public administration associations. Examples include: the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in the USA; the Chinese Public Administration Society (CPAS) in China, the Japanese Society for Public Administration (JSPA) in Japan, the Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA) in South Korea, the Public Administration Association of Thailand (PAAT) in Thailand, and others. However, a number of countries do not have professional public administration associations. In order to encourage the development of public administration associations, AAPA encourages forming a “National Chapter” of AAPA. A “National Chapter” of AAPA can be formed in a country where a professional public administration association has not been established. In such a case, a number of professionals in the field of public administration and public policy in a country could form a “National Chapter of AAPA” and promote public administration research, education, and practice in their country and promote participation of its members in annual conference and activities of AAPA.Interested professionals or groups in the field of public administration could send a proposal of forming a national chapter to the AAPA Secretariat. A formal establishment of a “National Chapter” of AAPA must be approved by the AAPA’s Board of Directors. For more details, please contact AAPA Executive Secretary, Mr. Ry Taein Park, at

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