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Fourth Sino-US conference on public administration “Improving Government Performance,” to be held in June.

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The American Society for Public Administration, the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University in Newark, the China Public Administration Society, and the School of Public Administration of Renmin University of China will jointly organize the Fourth Sino-US International Conference on Public Administration at Rutgers University in Newark on June 7-8, 2008. This year’s theme is “Improving Government Performance.”

WHAT:      Fourth Sino-US International Conference on Public Administration

WHO:    Marc Holzer, conference co-chair and dean of the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration

Keyong Dong, conference co-chair and dean of the School of Public Administration, Renmin University of China

Xiaoping Gao, conference co-chair and vice president and secretary-general of the Chinese Public Administration Society

WHEN:      June 7-8, 2008

WHERE:    Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ

SPONSORS:    The American Society for Public Administration

China Public Administration Society

School of Public Administration, Renmin University of China

School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark

BACKGROUND:    The Sino-US International Conference on Public Administration, which has been held every other year since 2002, has the widest scope and largest number of attendees among conferences and exchanges between China and the U.S. in the field of public administration. Since 2002, the audience size has approximated 200; close to 70 scholars from China are expected to attend this year’s conference.

The conference offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn about and discuss issues of concern in the growing international field of public administration. Specifically, the following topics, among others, will be addressed: perspectives on government performance improvement; social networks, partnerships, and government performance; methodological approaches to public performance evaluation; and administrative professionalism in comparative cultural contexts.

The conference is open to the public, with a registration fee of $40.00.
Paul Robeson Campus Center is wheelchair-accessible, as is the Rutgers-Newark campus. Rutgers Newark can be reached by Newark Light Rail and, from New York City, by New Jersey Transit buses and trains, the PATH train, and Amtrak. Metered parking is available on University Avenue and at Rutgers Newark’s public parking garage at 200 University Avenue.  Printable campus maps and driving directions are available online at: http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/maps/index.php

 

Author: 
Eileen Burnash