The International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Chinese Academy of Governance (as well as the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science, the Municipal Government of Chengdu, and Sichuan University) hosted the 2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress in Chengdu, China from September 19 to 23 September.
The conference theme was ¡°Building Capacity
for Sustainable Governance¡± and its subthemes include: (1) strategic visions
and priorities for sustainable governance; (2) building modern legal,
institutional, and organizational governance systems; and (3) building public
service human and financial resources capacity.
Professor Pan Suk Kim (Past President of IIAS and President of AAPA) delivered the 2016 Braibant Lecture for all participants on September 22, 2016 at 11:15-12:45. His lecture title was "The Development of Modern Public Administration in East Asia." In the IIAS HQ in Brussels on 20th March
2002, Professor Guy Braibant of France¡¯s prestigious Conseil d¡¯Etat delivered
the first of an annual series of scientific lectures by the world-class
thinkers and writers that are assembled under the banner of the International
Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS).
Photo at the bottom of the page: The
Dujiangyan (Ô´Ë°åè) irrigation system in Chengdu (Dujiangyan
became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000). It was originally constructed
around ¡°256 BC¡± by the State of Qin as a water conservation and flood control
project. Li Bing, then governor of Shu for the state of Qin, and his son headed
the construction of the Dujiangyan, which harnessed the river using a new
method of channeling and dividing the water rather than simply following the
old way of dam building. He constructed an artificial levee (dike: Fish Mouth Levee) to redirect
a portion of the river's flow and then to cut a channel through Mount Yulei to
discharge the excess water upon the dry Chengdu Plain beyond.