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  • the International Assembly of the 2021 ASPA Annual Conference - Welcome to Attend!

    Professor Jiannan Wu has been invited to speak at the International Assembly of the 2021 ASPA Annual Conference scheduled on April 13th, 2021 with the theme of the Global Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, representing APPA.All members are more than welcome to attend the International Assembly of the ASPA conference online onTuesday, April 13th, 2021, 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. US Eastern Time.2021 INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLYTuesday, 13 April 2021 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. US Eastern TimePublic Administration Professional Associations and COVID-19:Serving Members and Advancing the Greater Good7:30 to 7:40 p.m.: OPENING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONSInternational Director Pan Suk Kim, ASPA President Kendra Stewartand ASPA President-Elect Allan Rosenbaum7:40 to 8:20 p.m.: THE GLOBAL RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMICModerated by Pan Suk KimPanelists• Ghada Barsoum, President, Association for Middle Eastern PublicPolicy and Administration (AMEPPA)• Gyorgy Hajnal, President, Network of Institutes and Schools ofPublic Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee)• Jiannan Wu, President, Asian Association for PublicAdministration(AAPA) 8:20 to 8:40 p.m.: SERVING MEMBERS IN THE COVID-19 CONTEXT: PARTNER ORGANIZATION UPDATESPartner Organization Representatives8:40 to 8:45 p.m.: CLOSING REMARKSInternational Director Pan Suk Kim and ASPA Executive Director BillShields

  • The 2020 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration Successfully Held

    On September 24th and 25th, the Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) 2020 online annual conference was successfully held. Hundreds of representatives from 17 different countries and regions, including South Korea, the United States, Philippines, India, Thailand, and Australia, exchanged their views on the theme of Towards Sustainable Asian Urban Governance: Emerging Theories and Innovative Practices. This annual conference was co-sponsored by the Asian Association for Public Administration, China Institute for Urban Governance of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the School of International and Public Affairs of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the China-America Association for Public Affairs.On the morning of the 24th, the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) held a general election for the chairman.Professor Wu Jiannan, the Director of the Department of Liberal Arts Construction of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Distinguished Professor of the School of International and Public Affairs, and Executive Vice President of the China Institute of Urban Governance, was elected as the sixth chairman of the association.While on the evening of the 24th, Zhu Xufeng, not only a professor and Associate Dean from the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University, but also an adjunct professor of School of International and Public Affairs of Shanghai Jiaotong University, chaired the AAPA Editors’ Forum. Yingling Fan, Jeremy Hall, Cathy Yang Liu, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira and other four editors introduced internationally renowned journals in the field of public administration and urban areas. During the forum, they also patiently answered questions from participants.On the next day morning, The 2020 Annual Conference of the AAPA was held in the form of online conference .The opening ceremony was presided by Professor Wu Jiannan. Followed by that, Zhou Cheng, the Deputy Secretary of Party Committee from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, attended the conference and delivered a speech. Mr. Zhou Cheng pointed out that the theme of this conference had a broad vision and a high level of thinking. It included both historical depth and deep practical care. This conference took Asian urban governance as an entry point, promoted interdisciplinary and cross-country dialogue, and enriched urban governance practices in China and other Asian countries. The theme of the conference focused on the future of urban development and could provide a grand vision for exploring urban governance issues. Top experts and scholars in the field of global public administration, especially urban governance were gathered together in this conference. He believes that the convening of the conference would provide global scholars' some insights and wisdom on the future of urban governance. Professor Alex B. Brillantes, Jr., the fifth chairman of the AAPA, Professor Guo Hai, the chairman of the China-America Association for Public Affairs, and Professor Allan Rosenbaum, the president-elect of the American Society of Public Administration, also attended the opening ceremony and delivered their speeches.Eight well-known public administration scholars and experts from all over the world delivered informative keynote speeches on the opening ceremony. The keynote speech was divided into two stages. The first stage was chaired by Professor Heungsuk Choi from Korea University. Professor Anthony Cheung of the Education University of Hong Kong, Professor Lan Xue of Tsinghua University, Professor Allan Rosenbaum of Florida International University, and Professor Wu Jiannan of Shanghai Jiao Tong University respectively focused on four topics: the challenges and dilemmas of urban governance, the experience and lessons of crisis management in China's response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the ways to make the sustainable development goals and urban governance efficiency in reality, and lastly the introduction of digital urban governance by using the practice of Shanghai Yi Wang Tong Ban.The second phase of the keynote speech was chaired by Professor Agus Pramusinto from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. Professor Richard Walker from the City University of Hong Kong, Professor Yang Kaifeng from Renmin University of China, Professor Eko Prasojo from the University of Indonesia, and Professor Alex B. Brillantes from the University of the Philippines respectively discussed the topics below: Integrating Findings on Citizen Satisfaction: Lessons for Practice from the Expectancy Disconfirmation Model, Toward Sustainable Governance: A Diamond Model , Mainstreaming SDG’S and Strengthening Public Sector Reform: Lesson Learned from Indonesia, and the topic of “Indeed For Whom is Public Administration?”.15 sub-forums set up in the conference. Participants at the conference exchanged and discussed issues related to current challenges and future development of public administration and urban governance. Discussion topics mainly included governance and public administration issues amidst COVID-19 pandemic, cross-sectoral collaboration to address urban governance, and the new theoretical development on sustainable urban governance. Although these sub-forums spotlighted on various broader issues, but various methods and approaches of public administration and urban governance were explored through minor issues.The closing ceremony of the conference was presided over by Jiang Wenning, the Secretary of the Party Committee of the School of International and Public Affairs of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Secretary of the Party Branch of the China Institute for Urban Governance. Akira Nakamura Awarding for Best Paper was held at the closing ceremony. A total of four papers have won this award. Zhang Pan from the School of International and Public Affairs of Shanghai Jiaotong University and Wang Huan of Renmin University of China are on the list of awards. Later on, Professor Guo Hai and Professor Wu Jiannan delivered closing speeches respectively. On behalf of AAPA, Professor Wu Jiannan expressed his sincere gratitude to all the participants, he also mentioned that AAPA will make the improvement of academic level of Asian Public Administration as its mission. Moreover, in order to establish and strengthen connections with other academic institutions and public administration practitioners, AAPA will work harder to provide a wider platform for public administration scholars in Asian countries to communicate and exchange ideas. Finally, the next representative of the organizers for the AAPA Annual Conference, Professor Alexander Kochegura of the Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service of Russia introduced and welcomed The 2021 Asian Public Administration Annual Conference.

  • [International Webinar] Presentation Materials

    [International Webinar] Governance and Public Administration Issues and Concerns Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic: Country Experience and Imperatives for Regional Cooperation. The Indonesian Association for Public Administration, in partnership with the Asian Association for Public Administration, Asian Group for Public Administration, and the Philippine Society for Public Administration, organized an international webinar on May 7, 2020, on the governance and public administration issues and concerns Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic.The presentation materials are accessible here.

  • Postponement of the 2020 AAPA Annual Conference

    Dear AAPA Members and Friends,Due to the developing COVID-19 situation and in compliance with decisions taken by the authorities, AAPA has decided, with much regret, to postpone the 2020 AAPA Annual Conference that was to be held from May 28 to 29 in Shanghai, China, totheend of September, 2020.This was not an easy decision to make but public health is our primary concern and we rather take every precautionary measure to limit any risk to participants, staff and those with whom they come into contact.We recognize and are grateful for all the energy and time all of you invested in sending your abstracts and also that of our local organizing committee which worked hard.We will continue to monitor the evolution of COVID-19 and notify you with rescheduled datesdependingon the situation by early July.We apologize for any inconvenience this decision has caused and we thank you for your understanding.Best regards,AAPA Secretariat

  • The Call for Papers for the 2020 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)

    The 2020 AAPA Annual Conference will be jointly hosted by the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and China Institute for Urban Governance, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in collaboration with The China-America Association for Public Affairs (CAAPA). The Conference will be held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xuhui Campus, Shanghai, China from May 28th to 29th, 2020.IMPORTANT DATES TO CONSIDERAbstract/Panel Proposal Submission Deadline: January 10, 2020Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors: February 25, 2020Online Registration: April 8, 2020Final Paper Submission Deadline: April 28, 2020Conference Check-in: May 27, 2020Conference Date and On Site Registration: May 28-29, 2020Conference Venue and Accommodation:The main conference and the parallel sessions will be held at Xuhui Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Huashan Road, Xuhui, Shanghai. More detailed information about the conference venue will be available in due course.For conference-related matters, please contact:2020 AAPA Conference Local CommitteeEmail:

  • Dr. Alexander Lopez R., the Director of the ICAP, visited and had a meeting with the AAPA Secretariat,

    Dr. Alexander Lopez Ramirez, the Director of the Central American Institute for Public Administration (ICAP), and Jorge E. Valerio Hernadez, Minister Counseller Consul General of the Republic of Costa Rica, visited and had a meeting with Dr. Rosa Minhyo Cho, the Director of AAPA Secretariat, regarding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the Sungkyunkwan University, Korea on November 1 2019.

  • The Kim Principle: Professor Pan Suk Kim has published an article entitled “New development: A new principle—the higher the position, the broader the view” in the Public Money and Management

    Professor Pan Suk Kim (Former AAPA President at Yonsei University in South Korea) has published an article entitled New development: A new principle—the higher the position, the broader the view in the Public Money and Management (SSCI journal in the UK) 39 in 2019 and this is a product of his experience in the Korean government as the Minister of Personnel Management. This article is currently available online at Perhaps you can quote his finding as the “Kim Principle” when you use his principle for the reference in your paper. Thanks for your interest.

  • The Call for Papers for the 2019 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)

    The Call for Papersfor the 2019 Annual ConferenceoftheAsian Associationfor Public Administration (AAPA)Incollaboration withthe Philippine Society for Public Administration, National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines, Association of Schools of Public Administration of the Philippines, and De La Salle – College of Saint BenildeManila, Philippineson May 22-24, 2019The 2019AAPAAnnual Conference will be jointly hosted by the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, Manila, Philippines.It will be held at the Hotel Benilde and De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde Taft Campus (, Philippines from May 22ndto 24th, 2019. The conference venueis located approximately 50 minutescardrive from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport I, II and III during a non-rush hour.MainConferenceThemes: Public Administration and the Future: Challenges and Opportunities in Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and Directions for Reform and Capacity BuildingThe role of public administration in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is imminent. There are many issues that have to be addressed to increase the quality of lifein developing countries as targeted by SDGs: poverty and hunger, climate change, energy, consumption, marine resources, inequality, economic growth, ecosystems and environment, peace and justice, human settlements, water management, education for sustainable development and lifelong learning, food security, gender equality, industrial sustainability, good health and inclusive well-being, accountable and inclusive institutions, and the global partnership for sustainable development.This conference focuses onhow to transform governance and innovate development capacities of governments, institutions and public administrationsto achieve SDGs. Academicians, students and practitioners are welcomed to discussthe opportunity to debate emerging issues, trends, and challenges, as well as good practices, strategies and approaches to transforming governance and innovating public administration. This conference will contribute to developing the good practices of public administration to anticipate the various challenges posed by the implementation of the SDGs. This conference inspires the participants to develop solutions and pathways to realizing the SDGs.Sub-themes·Decentralization and Devolution·Relocating Government Capitals (such as the cases of Korea and Malaysia)·Third World Development Models·Development policy for SDGs·Transforming governance for realizing the SDGs·Leveraging and Harnessing Frontier Technologies for SDGs·Transforming Public Service Delivery·Public-Private Partnership and SDGs·Inclusiveness·Fourth Industrial Revolution in Public InstitutionsWe invite submission of abstracts and papers that reflect on the above issues from academics and practitioners. Please find below information about submitting your papers.DEADLINES FOR ABSTRACTS AND FULL PAPERSAbstracts(no more than 500 words in English) for paperpresentations, which should be sent as an email attachment toaapa2019.philippines@gmail.comnot later thanJanuary 20, 2019.After an anonymous evaluation, an official invitation will be sent no later thanFebruary 18, 2019to the authors whose abstracts have been accepted. Full papers must be sent as an email attachment toaapa2019.philippines@gmail.comlater thanApril 8, 2019.All paper abstracts should be no more than one-page long, single-spaced, and should include the following information: (1) author(s) name, title, institutional affiliation, and official address; (2) contact details (email and phone) ofauthors and/orcorresponding author(s); (3) presentation paper title and its sub-theme category; and (4) the presentation paper abstract (no more than 500 words in English).The conference organizer will review all papers and“Akira Nakamura Award”, “Anthony Cheung Award”will be awarded by the AAPA President to the presenter who delivered the highest quality paper among the papers presented at the conference. The Akira Nakamura Award is for graduate students, professional researchers and scholars. And the Anthony Cheung Award is for practitioners and public officials. To be considered for awards, the author(s) must submit the full paper to the conference organizer by the due date, complete the registration form and make payment for the registration fee(s). More details can be found at/contents/bbspage/xbd/board.php?bo_table=m2_db4wr_id=1IMPORTANT DATESOpening of Abstract Submission: October 1, 2018Abstract Submission Deadline:January 20, 2019Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors: February 18, 2019Final Paper Submission Deadline:April 8, 2019Online Registration: April8, 2019Hotel Check-in:May 21, 2019Conference Date and On Site Registration: May 22-24, 2019All presenters must register for the conference in order to have their presentation scheduled in the conference program.Registration FeesInternationalParticipants-GeneralUS$150-StudentsUS$100Philippine NationalParticipants-GeneralPhp. 8,100 Students Php. 5,400 The registration fees include participation to the conference and membership fee to AAPA for a yearand it must be paid in full (this fee is not separable).More detailed information about the Online Registration will be availableinearly Januaryof 2019.Conference Venue and Accommodation:The main conference and the parallel sessions will be held at Augusto Rosario Theater, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, Taft Campus More detailed information about the conference venue will be available in due course.There are several hotels available near the conference venue:Within walking distance:1.Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle ( Park Hotel ( Pad Residences ( Residences ( 1 – 2 km:1.Hotel Jen Manila ( Pacific Manila ( Hotel Pasay ( 3 km or further:1.Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel ( local logistics (lodging/transportation information)and conference venue, please contact:Prof. Marie CastroSchool of Diplomacy and GovernanceDe La Salle - College of Saint BenildeEmail:aapa2019.philippines@gmail.comFor conference-related matters, please contact:Dr. Gary Ador DionisioSchool of Diplomacy and GovernanceDe La Salle – College of Saint BenildeEmail:aapa2019.philippines@gmail.comDr. LizanPerante-CalinaExecutive DirectorPhilippine Society for Public AdministrationEmail:aapa2019.philippines@gmail.comFor AAPA membership-related general matters, please contact:Mr.Jeong Ho Yoo(ExecutiveSecretary of AAPA)or Mr. PrabinMaharjan (Secretary of AAPA) in the AAPA Secretariat(

  • GEEF 2019 Call for Papers

    Call for PapersGlobal Engagement Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF)February 14-15, 2019The Institute for Global Engagement Empowerment (IGEE) at Yonsei University in Seoul, in collaboration with the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna, will hold the second annual Global Engagement Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF) on February 14-15, 2019, at Yonsei University.As IGEE’s signature annual event, GEEF is the cornerstone for fulfilling the mission and vision of the organization - accomplishing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. GEEF will serve as a platform for world leaders, academia, practitioners, and the young generation to collaborate towards that goal. The GEEF 2018 Report provides a summary and outcome of the first Forum held on February 7-8, 2018. Please download the document for more information from IGEE’s website ( presenters must submit an abstract of at least 300 words but not exceeding 500 words, in English, no later than October 15, 2018, as an e-mail attachment to Abstracts should be directly relevant to one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For example, parallel sessions during GEEF 2018 covered various topics including water management; climate change adaptation; responsible consumption and production; social economy and community development; youth’s path to engagement and empowerment; safeguarding youth in the digital age; and ICT for higher education.Abstracts should be single-spaced, within one-page, and include the following information:(1) author(s) name, position, affiliation, and official address;(2) contact information of corresponding author(s); and(3) title and abstract of the paper. After an anonymous review by the GEEF 2019 Scientific Committee, abstract decision letters will be sent via e-mail no later than November 15, 2018 to the authors invited to give oral presentations.A full paper must be submitted to no later than January 15, 2019. Registration deadline for presenters is January 31, 2019.Travel grants can be considered for international scholars and graduate students from non-OECD countries. For questions about the possible travel grants, please contact

  • 2018 ACSH Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan

    AAPA President, Professor Alex Brillantes, delivered his speech on introduction of the AAPA in public service excellence in the era of sustainable development goals(SDGs) at the 2018 annual conference of the Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH) in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 8-9, 2018. Heads of civil service agencies and experts from 44 countries gathered in Astana to discuss key issues in civil service development.

  • Professor Anthony Bing Leung Cheung is back to academia

    Professor Anthony Bing Leung Cheung, the second president of the AAPA, is back to academia after serving for 5 years in the Hong Kong Government as Secretary for Transport and Housing.He joined the Department of Asian and Policy Studies of the Education University of Hong Kong as Research Chair Professor and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as the Visiting (adjunct) Professor focus on research in governance and public policy.

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