Public Administration Research Symposium March 21‐22, 2014

March 1, 2014

 Public Administration Research Symposium

PhD Symposium Draft Schedule

March 21‐22, 2014

This two-day event will highlight PhD student research and a guest speaker who is a leading researcher in Public Administration.

All senior PhD students are encouraged to submit paper abstracts.

Please submit abstracts to PA Comprehensive Exam Resources site on Blackboard by February 10, 2014

Guest Speaker
Michael McGuire, PhD
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Dr. McGuire’s expertise is in inter organizational collaboration and networks, federalism and intergovernmental relations, and public management. His current research focuses on collaborative management, network leadership behavior, and nonprofit impact on public policy. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He won the Haldane Award for Best Article in Public Administration in 2011 and the Louis Brownlow Book Award (co-authored with Robert Agranoff, Indiana University) for Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments (Georgetown University Press, 2003). He has also won numerous teaching awards. He has been a management consultant for various agencies.

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Jeanne Chiu

MPA 2010

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