Dr. Ahmed Shafiqul Huque is a Professor of Political Science at the McMaster University, Canada. His research and teaching interests are in public administration and management, public policy, development, South Asian government and politics, governance and climate change. He has published thirteen books and numerous research articles in leading international journals including Public Administration Review, Governance, Public Management Review, International Review of Administrative Sciences, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Comparative and Comparative Politics, Pacific Affairs and Asian Survey. Dr. Huque was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Public Administration and Policy, and Contributing Editor for Southeast Asia for the on-line Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Policy. He has provided consulting services to various organizations including the Companies Registry of Hong Kong Government, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and assessed grant applications for NORAD and DFID.





Professor Akira NAKAMURA had served as both Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School of Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan for eight years until March 2008. In 2019, he was nominated as one of the three distinguished professor emeriti of the university. He received his B.A. in political science at the University of California, Berkeley in 1966. He subsequently obtained a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Southern California in 1973. In 1986, he was the research fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. Until 2012, Nakamura was the Vice President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (Brussels) and a former chair of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration in the United Nations. He was the member of both the Board of Governance and the international editor of Public Administration Review. In 2016, Nakamura became the first Japanese to become the ‘Fellow’ in the National Academy of Public Administration in the United States. Nakamura delivered the Brabant Lecture at the annual meeting of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences held in Bali, Indonesia in 2010. 



Professor Alasdair Roberts is Director of the School of Public Policy at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He writes extensively on problems of governance, law and public policy.  His recent books are Four Crises of American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2017), Can Government Do Anything Right? (Polity Books, 2018), and Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century (Cornell University Press, 2019). Previous books include The End of Protest (2013), America’s First Great Depression (2012), The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government (2010), The Collapse of Fortress Bush (2008), and Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age (Cambridge University Press, 2006).  In 2014 he received the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award for his research on open government. Professor Roberts is a Canadian citizen. He received his law degree from the University of Toronto and his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.  He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.  His website is




Dr. Alex B. Brillantes, Jr, is Professor at the National College of Public Administration and Governance at the University of the Philippines where he also served as its Dean. He obtained his PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of Hawaii as scholar of the East West Center, and MPA and AB Political Science from the University of the Philippines. Brillantes is President of the Asian Association for Public Administration and also President of the Philippine Society for Public Administration.

Brillantes was a Commissioner (Deputy Minister) of the Commission on Higher Education from 2013 to 2017 where he served as Chair of the Boards of Regents of 21 State Universities and Colleges in the Philippines. Brillantes also was Executive Director of the Local Government Academy of the Department of Interior and Local Government from 1992 to 1998

As a scholar, Professor Brillantes has published articles on public administration and governance and institutions, decentralization, development administration, public sector reform and leadership in several local and international journals He has written three books, Dictatorship and Martial Law (1986); The Philippine Presidency (1994); and Innovations and Excellence in Local Governance (2003). He has also served as consultant of several international agencies including the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, United States Agency for International Development, Japan International Cooperation Agency, United Nations Development Program, Australian Agency for international Development and the European Union.

Brillantes was visiting Professor in Kobe University, Meiji University and the Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies in Japan; Visiting Fellow at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia; delivered lectures at the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok, Thailand, Tunghai University of Taiwan. the Euromed School in Marseilles, France and the Sungkyunkwan University in Korea.



Dr. Alexander Kotchegura is a Professor at the Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
He obtained his PhD in Public Administration from Leiden University - the oldest University in the Netherlands. Professor Kotchegura is Vice-President of the Asian Association for Public Administration. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of the International Public Management Network. He has an extensive experience of working as a staff member in international organizations including the World Bank, the European Commission, the CMEA.
He has published extensively in the national and international scientific journals on public sector reform, comparative governance, performance management, anticorruption strategies. He is also Member of the Editorial Board of international academic periodicals including International Public Management Journal, International Journal of Public Administration, Public Organization Review, International Public Management Review.



Professor Andrew is the Academic Director of the International School for Government. He has worked in a range of areas including British, European, and US policy and politics. His main areas of research include comparative public policy, public administration and issues around the reform and modernization of government and governance.

Andrew has worked on secondment and as an advisor to a range of UK and European government bodies. He is Editor in Chief of the journal International Review of Administrative Sciences, and Editor of Public Money and Management. He is a member of the Council of Administration of the International Institute for Administrative Sciences. His community work included over 17 years as a Justice of the Peace. 


Dr. B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government at the University of Pittsburgh, and founding President of the International Public Policy Association. He holds a PhD degree from Michigan State University and has honorary doctorates from four European universities. He is currently editor of the International Review of Public Policy and associate editor of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. His most recent books include Institutional Theory in Political Science, (4th ed, 2019), Governance, Politics and the State (2nd ed., with Jon Pierre 2020), and Administrative Traditions: Understanding the Roots of Contemporary Administrative Behavior (2021).


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Mr. Bokyun Shim is Head of Office of the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), an integral part of the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).

Since his inauguration in March 2020, he has been dedicated to contributing to strengthening public administration capacities in developing Member States to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Shim was Vice Minister of the Interior and Safety of the Government of the Republic of Korea. Mr. Shim also held various senior positions including Vice Governor for Administrative Affairs of Jeonbuk Province, Assistant Ministers for Planning and Coordination of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, as well as Chair Professor at the Korea National Open University.

During his long and rich experiences in state affairs from 1988 to 2018 with the Government of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Shim had contributed to government innovation, decentralization and digital government development by working for the central and local governments, and the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea. Mr. Shim completed a Doctorate course on Governance at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea and has a Master’s degree in Policy Analysis from Saitama University in Japan, a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul



Professor Catherine Althaus is the ANZSOG Chair of Public Service Leadership and Reform at the University of New South Wales in Canberra and Deputy Dean (Teaching and Learning) at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. She was previously Director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, post-doctoral fellow at the Australian National University and held policy posts as a practitioner in the Queensland government.

Her academic training is in economics, politics and public policy and she specialises in working with First Peoples communities across Canada, Australia, Aotearoa-New Zealand and South Africa focusing on the leadership contributions of Indigenous public servants and opportunities to learn from and enact Indigenous ways of knowing and being in policymaking. Her recent co-authored book Leading from Between: Indigenous Participation and Leadership in the Public Service is the first international comparative volume centring the voices, stories and insights of Canadian and Australian Indigenous public servants.

She is co-author of the popular textbook The Australian Policy Handbook, editor of the Australian Journal of Public Administration, an IPAA Victoria Fellow, a University Medallist, an award-winning researcher, and an Australia Day Medallion winner for service to the Queensland Treasury department. She is Co-Director of the ANZSOG Executive Fellows Program, and is currently teaching into programs with Government of Samoa officials, the National Indigenous Australians Agency, conducts senior delegations to Aotearoa-New Zealand and publishes on reform agendas associated with Indigenous public administration. Catherine is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Victoria, Canada and Griffith University and was recently appointed an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria.


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Professor Colin Knox, Ph.D. joined the Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Public Policy as Professor of Public Policy in 2016. Dr Knox received his doctorate in public policy from Queen’s University Belfast, one of the Russell Group Universities in the United Kingdom. His fields of research include: public sector reform in developed and developing countries; local government; and public policy evaluation. He has also written widely on the politics of divided societies.

Prior to joining Nazarbayev University, Dr. Knox worked at Ulster University in the United Kingdom where he taught modules (Public Administration and Governance, Research Methods and Contemporary Issues in Public Policy) on the Masters in Public Administration Programme. He also led a team which designed the Professional Doctorate Programme (D.Gov) aimed at senior officials working in the public sector.

Dr. Knox also spent 8 years as a practitioner working in local government in the UK prior to joining academia.



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Dr. Evan as Professor in Public Management joined FGV EAESP. His research areas are public performance and management, comparative public management and public leadership. He spent the last 15 years in Asia-Pacific, received his Ph.D. at George Washington University in Washington, and is recipient of major research and received awards. These include the Fred Riggs Award for lifetime career achievements in International and Comparative Public Administration, the Distinguished Research Award, jointly awarded by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Network of Public Schools for Politics, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the H. George Award Fredrickson Award and the Outstanding Scholarship in Human Resources Public Management (ASPA). A creative mind and studious leader, his current research interests focus on strategic management in national governments, international practices for increasing the diffusion of innovations, and strengthening employee resilience in the public sector. He has published articles in all of the main international journals in public administration, 15 books, including the textbook “Human Resources Management in Public Service” Sage 2019, 6th ed. He has worked with government ministries and agencies and served on the editorial boards of journals and as journal editor. He is editor of book series (Routledge, Emerald). He is also currently adjunct (chair) professor at Fudan University (Shanghai), University of Indonesia (Jakarta) and Chengchi University (Taipei). Evan has over 30 years of experience at leading universities in the USA, Asia and New Zealand.



Geske Dijkstra published extensively on aid and debt issues, on gender equality measures, and on economic policies and economic reforms in developing countries. In the 1980s, she lived and worked several years in Central America. From 1990 onwards, she has been affiliated with several Dutch academic institutions. In these positions she combined research and teaching with carrying out studies and consultancies for organizations involved in development cooperation, such as the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is the (co-)author or (co-)editor of eight books, and author of many articles published in international journals such as Development and Change, Feminist Economics, World Development and Development Policy Review. 


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Dr. James L. Perry is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington.  From 2012 through 2017 he was Editor in Chief of Public Administration Review (PAR), the premiere global professional journal in public administration.  He is currently co-editor for Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration.  His scholarship covers public management, civil service reform, and national and community service. He has pioneered research on public service motivation and public pay for performance.


Perry has edited three editions of the Handbook of Public Administration, most recently in 2015 (with Robert Christensen, Jossey-Bass). The Handbook is a leading comprehensive resource for public professionals. In 2020, he edited Public Service and Good Governance for the Twenty-first Century (U of Penn Press), in collaboration with the Volcker Alliance.


His newest book, Managing Organizations to Sustain Passion for Public Service (Cambridge University Press, 2021), was published in December 2020. The book is the culmination of Perry’s 30 years of research on public service motivation.  It provides detailed proposals for how emerging behavioral-science knowledge can be used to reimagine motivation of public employees, civil service policies and management practices. The book is a blueprint for transforming civil service systems globally.   


Perry's leadership in the field is exemplified by recognitions received during his career. He received the Yoder-Heneman Award for innovative personnel research from the Society for Human Resource Management.  He received two awards, the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration and the Distinguished Research Award, given jointly by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).  ASPA has recognized him with two awards, the Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service and the Dwight Waldo Award for career contributions to public administration. He received the H. George Frederickson Award for career contributions from the Public Management Research Association in 2015.  In 2017 he received the John Gaus Award from the American Political Science Association for a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration.  He was awarded the Routledge Prize for outstanding contributions to public management research from the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) in 2018.  In 2021 he was honored with the Keith Provan Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.    


Perry received an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and M.P.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In 1992, Perry served as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Personnel Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 1999-2000, he was special assistant and senior evaluator at the Corporation for National and Community Service. In 2006-2007, he was Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. 


Perry has also held faculty appointments at University of California, Irvine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Yonsei University, and University of Hong Kong.




Dr. Jiannan Wu is distinguished Professor and Executive Vice Director of China Institute for Urban Governance and Head of Division and Liberal Arts and Social Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. After obtaining his Ph.D. at the School of Management at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) in 1999, he was appointed as a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Technology and Information Policy (CTIP) of Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University until 2001. He also worked as a Fellow in the Ash Center of Harvard Kennedy School in 2012. Dr. Wu has been elected as the President of the Asian Association for Public Administration in September 2020. Dr. Wu has worked on urban governance and digital transformation, and reform & innovation.



Dr. Jon Pierre is a research professor in the department of political science, University of Gothenburg and professor of public governance at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne. He is also adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He has held numerous overseas visiting appointments, most recently at the City University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne and University of Auckland.

His research is focused on contemporary governance, both in developing governance theory and in empirical research on the changing role of political institutions. He particularly interested in new modes of governance and issues related to their capacity to deliver political responsiveness and democratic accountability. His teaching and tutoring areas include administrative reform, public management, governance.





Professor Ken is Dean and CEO of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and was the Agent General for Queensland based in London. He has headed the Queensland Departments of Premier and Cabinet, Infrastructure, Education, Arts, Employment and Training, Family Services and Housing Local Government and Planning. He has taken a public policy and administration leadership role at state and national levels. Ken was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in mid-2021 for distinguished service to public administration and public sector leadership and education. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and Educational Leadership, an Enterprise Professor at University of Melbourne and held numerous adjunct professorial positions. He is a board member of a number of companies and authorities.


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Associate Professor Makmor Tumin is a Political Scientist at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Malaya, and has been serving at the institution since 1997. His works are on issues such as political thoughts, religion and politics, civil society, and social policies mainly on public health. He currently has nine books credited under his name, of which five of them deals with political thought, including one on feminism in Malaysia while another three on public health, focusing on organ donation and transplantation in this country.

His works on social policy of public health have been published in many ISI and Scopus journals, collaborating with experts such as those from the Faculty of Medicine and the Academy of Islamic Studies. Currently, he is embarking his interdisciplinary work in issues on Religion and Politics with experts from Islamic Institutions, both local and international.

His specific works on Islamic studies can be accessed through the following link:


He has currently published 20 articles in ISI journals, 20 in Scopus journals, 23 in Non-(Scopus/ISI) journals, 13 book chapters, 21 book reviews and more than 100 printed media articles in magazines and newspapers.

With eyesight that began to deteriorate at the age of 11, he enrolled in a blind school in 1983 before continuing his studies at the University of Malaya. Being blind, he is currently an Executive Board member of the ASEAN University Network - Disability and Public Policy (AUN-DPPnet). Besides that, he is also the Chief Editor for a People with Disabilities (PWD) Magazine ("Mainstreamer"), funded by the Nippon Foundation under AUN-DPPnet.



Associate Professor Makmor Tumin is a Political Scientist at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Malaya, and has been serving at the institution since 1997. His works are on issues such as political thoughts, religion and politics, civil society, and social policies mainly on public health. He currently has nine books credited under his name, of which five of them deals with political thought, including one on feminism in Malaysia while another three on public health, focusing on organ donation and transplantation in this country.

His works on social policy of public health have been published in many ISI and Scopus journals, collaborating with experts such as those from the Faculty of Medicine and the Academy of Islamic Studies. Currently, he is embarking his interdisciplinary work in issues on Religion and Politics with experts from Islamic Institutions, both local and international.

His specific works on Islamic studies can be accessed through the following link:


He has currently published 20 articles in ISI journals, 20 in Scopus journals, 23 in Non-(Scopus/ISI) journals, 13 book chapters, 21 book reviews and more than 100 printed media articles in magazines and newspapers.

With eyesight that began to deteriorate at the age of 11, he enrolled in a blind school in 1983 before continuing his studies at the University of Malaya. Being blind, he is currently an Executive Board member of the ASEAN University Network - Disability and Public Policy (AUN-DPPnet). Besides that, he is also the Chief Editor for a People with Disabilities (PWD) Magazine ("Mainstreamer"), funded by the Nippon Foundation under AUN-DPPnet.



Dr. Meghna Sabharwal is a professor and program head in the public and nonprofit management program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research is focused on public human resources management, specifically workforce diversity, equity and inclusion, comparative HR, and high skilled immigration. She has published three books and over 55 peer reviewed journal articles and is the winner of four best paper awards. She has presented in over 200 national/international conferences and invited talks. Most recently her paper titled "Does the Public Service Motivation Model hold in the Caribbean?" published in the Review of Public Personnel Administration was awarded the 2022 Best Paper Award by the International Chapter, American Society of Public Administration. She is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Public HR scholar award by The Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR), American Society of Public Administration. She is the current chair of the oldest section of ASPA, Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA). She has chaired the Section of Women in Public Administration and the South Asian Section of Public Administration of ASPA. She is the recipient of two National Science Foundation grants to study reverse brain drain among Asian Indian STEM immigrants in academia and the industry. She is the Associate Editor for the Review of Public Personnel Administration and Public Integrity, and serves as an editorial board member on several leading public administration journals, including Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Public Personnel Management.



Krishna K. Tummala, having taught College for eight years in India, left for the United States in 1968, and has been living there since. He is Professor Emeritus, and was Director of Graduate Program in Public Administration at Kansas State University. Besides ten books (published in India, Singapore and USA), he has over 81 articles in refereed journals internationally, over 100 conference presentations around the world, and 70 Op. Ed. pieces in popular print medium in the US. His last book was Politics of Preference: India, United States and South Africa (Taylor Francis, USA 2015). The latest edited, Corruption in the Public Sector: An International Perspective, is out in March 2021 from Emerald Publishers, UK. He traveled extensively, and made presentation at several national and international conferences. He served on the governing bodies of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), and was President of public administration honor society, Pi Alpha Alpha. Among the several awards he received are: Paul H. Appleby Award for “Distinguished Service to Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), and Public Administration, 2011”; Fred Riggs Award for “Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in the Field of Comparative and International Administration,” SICA/ASPA, 2008; “Don Stone” award, ASPA, for “outstanding services,” 2005; Rashtriya Viaks Shiromani (Distinguished National Development Scholar) Award, India, 2005, Mike Harder Public Administrator of the year, 2001 (Kansas), and a Senior Fulbright Fellowship, Summer, 1990.

Dr. Leslie A. Pal is the Founding Dean of the College of Public Policy. Professor Pal is the author, co-author, and editor of over 30 books. His most recent books include Global Governance and Muslim Organizations (2019) and Policy Transfer: Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects (2017). He is also the co-editor (with M. E. Tok and L. Al Khatar) of Policy Making in a Transformative State: The Case of Qatar (2016). The sixth edition of his textbook, Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, is due out in 2020. He has published over 90 articles and book chapters in a wide variety of areas of public policy and administration, information technology, European integration, international human rights, and international public management reform. 

He has been a visiting professor at several universities, most recently the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore), the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA – Moscow), and the Higher School of Economics (Russia).

He has served as a consultant to many Canadian government ministries and organizations, as well as conducting executive training. He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as several other international organizations. 





Dr. Naresh Chandra Saxena has been a career civil servant. Topper of his batch (1964) in the IAS (Indian Administrative Service), Dr. Saxena retired as Secretary, Planning Commission in 2002. He also worked as Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development (1997-99) in Government of India. During 1993-96 he was Director, National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, which trains civil servants. On behalf of the Supreme Court of India, he monitored hunger based programmes in India from 2001 to 2017. He has chaired several government committees, such as on 'Women's Land Rights', ‘Identification of poor families’, ‘Implementation of Forest Rights Act’, ‘Joint Review Mission on Elementary Education’ and 'Bauxite Mining in Orissa'.

Dr Saxena did his Doctorate in Forestry from the Oxford University in 1992. He was awarded honorary Ph.D from the University of East Anglia (UK) in 2006. He has worked on development issues in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, East Timor, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Afghanistan. He regularly advised UNICEF and UNDP between 2002 and 2017.

He recently (2019) wrote a book, 'What ails the IAS & why it fails to deliver? An insider’s view', published by Sage.


Dr. Nivedita Haran joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1980 and retired as the Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Home Affairs, Government of Kerala, India. She has served extensively in various capacities with the Government of Kerala as well as Government of India. She was also the Civil Affairs Officer for the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo for five years. She has worked through the ranks of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) leading Home, Revenue, Land Management, Energy, Labour and Institutional Capacity Building Initiatives in Kerala. She brought up the Disaster Management Department with the Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Cell and the State Disaster Management Authority in Kerala. She also headed the Delhi Division in Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India.

Dr. Rumki Basu is Senior Fellow and Head, Centre for Public Policy and Governance in the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. Formerly, she was Head & Professor of Public Administration in Jamia Millia Islamia (2005-2021). She was also the Director of the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies and the Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies in Jamia. She has published 13 books, 26 articles and 18 book chapters on issues of Public Policy & Governance, International Organization, and the Political Economy of Development in India. She has presented papers in the World Congress of Political Science in Poznan (2016), Madrid (2012), Santiago (2009), Seoul (1997) and Berlin (1994) besides participating in International Workshops in South Asia and the Pacific Region. Her latest three books, Democracy and Public Policy in the Post Covid-19 World: Choices and Outcomes (2021), Public Administration in the 21st Century (2019) and Governance in South Asia (2017) have been published by Routledge, Francis and Taylor Group. She has received the Indian Council of Social Science Research Teacher Fellowship Award and the Bharat Jyoti Award in 2013 by the India International Friendship Society. She has also been a recipient of the Mary Hamilton Award - 2021 as recognition for the major contributions made to the field of International Public Administration by the American Society for Public Administration.



Associate Professor Raja Noriza binti Raja Ariffin is currently the Director of International Institute of Public Policy and Management (INPUMA). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Southwestern Lousiana, Lafayette, USA. She received her Master’s Degree from the California State University, Fresno, USA. In 2006 she completed her doctoral Degree in Planning at the University of Nottingham, UK.

She has held several administrative and management positions at the faculty level, among others, Acting Dean, Deputy Dean (Undergraduate), and Head of Department at the Faculty of Economics and Administration.  She was also the Coordinator for Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration, a programme collaboration between the Faculty of Economics, Universiti Malaya and the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) in training the cadet of the Administrative and Diplomatic Services Scheme (PTD). At the university level, Raja Noriza has held the position of the Deputy Director of INPUMA. While at the national level, Raja Noriza has been appointed as Academic Advisor for Diploma in Public Administration, Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and External Examiner/Assessor for Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK). At the international level, she has been appointed as Associate Editor and Advisor of Faculty of Management Editorial Board at the Islamic University of Uganda.  

Her areas of expertise include policy analysis, transportation, urban governance, administration and urban planning. She has published widely in the area of public policy, healthcare and transportation. Raja Noriza sits on the editorial board of several journals, among others, Institutions and Economies, International Journal of China Studies and Journal of Policy & Governance. She has reviewed many manuscripts including those of WoS journal. She has also been appointed as evaluator of several research grant schemes.

In term of supervision, Raja Noriza has successfully completed supervising more than 60 students including eight Doctoral Students. She has taught several subjects at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Among the courses taught are Urban Management, Planning Administration and Community Development, Public Administration and Politics, Public Sector Management, Metropolitan Planning, Local Government and Industrial Relations.

Raja Noriza is active in consultancy work. Among the consultancy work that have been completed are Study on Express Bus Demand and Supply in Peninsular Malaysia for Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD), Study on Taxi Demand and Supply in 6 Urban Areas for Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD), Traffic Impact Study for Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya, The Plus Highway: A study on the Plus Factors for Users and the Economy for PLUS Sdn Bhd, and Laporan Sosial Malaysia for Institut Sosial Malaysia.




Dr. Per Lægreid (1949) is professor in public administration and organization theory at the University of Bergen since 1992. He is currently heading the research group on “Political organization and multi-level governance” at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory. He has served as research director and is currently a part time senior researcher at Stein Rokkan Centre. He has also been the head of department and research leader at the Norwegian Research Centre in Organization and Management. He has been involved in several big research programs on administrative reforms and public administration in general in Norway such as the first and second Norwegian Power Study. In 2007 Lægreid was elected as a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letter.


Lægreid has been central in international public administration research. He has been member of the board of the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (Scancor) at Stanford University. He is a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School, has had fellowship at Karholike Universiteit in Leuven and has several times been visiting scholar at Stanford University. He has been co-editor of Scandinavian Political Studies,and is editorial member of several leading international journals.  He is member of the governing board of the IPSA’s Research Committee on the Structure and Organization of Government (SOG). He has been co-chair of the EGPA Study Group on Performance in the Public Sector and is currently co-chair of the EGPA study group of Governance of Public Sector Organizations.



Lægreid has a very comprehensive scientific production and has published extensively on public sector reform from a comparative perspective. His recent books have been published at Edward, Elgar, Ashgate, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Universitetsforlaget. His recent journal articles have been published in Governance, Public Administration, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, International Journal of Public Administration, Public Organization Review. A Global Journal, Public Performance & Management Review, International Public Management Journal, International Review of Administrative Science, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Financial Accountability and Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Policy and Politics. Scandinavian Political Studies and Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier.




Dr. Salahuddin M. Aminuzzaman is a senior Professor of Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. He also served as the Chair of Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka. He is also the Program Adviser, South Asian Institute of Policy & Governance (SIPG), North South University. He has a long teaching experience of over three decades. He has worked as consultant for leading multi-lateral and bilateral development partners. Professor Aminuzzaman was a senior Fulbright Scholar. He has been visiting Professor to a number of European, and North American universities. He is a Member, Policy Advisory Group (PAG), Ministry of Local Government, Government of Bangladesh. He also sits in the Editorial Board, South Asian Journal of Policy and Governance. He has published a number of books, including among others: Governance in South, Southeast, and East Asia Trends, Issues and Challenges (2015), Governance at crossroads insights from Bangladesh (2013), Understanding Public Policy and Governance in Bangladesh (2012), Essential of Social Research (2012), Governance and Development: Bangladesh and Regional Experiences (2010).





Associate Professor Samina Quratulnain is an academic faculty at Human Resource Management/ Organizational Behavior Department of Management, College of Business Administration University of Sharjah. She received her PhD in Management, IAE d’Aix en Provence, Université Aix-Marseille, France (2010). Her areas of research are organizational justice, organizational citizenship behavior, individual level cultural values, public service motivation, red tape, role perceptions, reciprocity norms, diversity management, negotiation, pay for performance plans and training transfer. She has published extensively on these issues in international journals and presented many papers at international conferences.


She believes that teaching is an art of making people think and facilitating a co-learning experience. Her teaching philosophy is based on the idea that education means encouraging students to ask questions and seek answers, thus developing reasoned thinking.




Dr. Yijia Jing is a Chang Jiang Scholar, Seaker Chan Chair Professor in Public Management, Dean of the Institute for Global Public Policy, and Professor of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University. He got his BA/MA in Economics from Peking University, MA in Sociology from University of Maryland College Park, and Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Ohio State University. He conducts research on privatization, governance, and collaborative service delivery. He is founding editor-in-chief of the journal Global Public Policy and Governance and co-editor of International Public Management Journal. He is the founding co-editor of the Palgrave book series, Governing China in the 21 Century.