The Institute of Public Administration Australia’s 2012 International Congress, Melbourne
Bringing together more than 1,000 administrators in one of the largest gatherings of public administrators ever held in Australia. Already the ideas and speakers on the program are impressive. Full details are available here
Speaker highlights include:
Dr Shashi Thahroor: a former UN Under-Secretary-General and Indian Minister of State for External Affairs. India’s central and state government employ 10 million public administrators, serving a population of 1.2 billion people. Dr Tharoor will examine the challenges of administering in both a super-state and in the international arena.
Daniel Bell: Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy and Director of the Centre for International and Comparative Political Philosophy at Tsinghua Univeristy in Beijing. The author of China’s New Confucianism (Princeton University Press, rev. ed. 2010), he will discuss trends in political reform in China and their normative challenges to ‘Western’ ways of political thinking.
Terry Moran: until very recently, Australia’s most senior public administrator. As Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, he chaired the Advisory Group on the Reform of Australian Government Administration which developed a comprehensive blueprint for reform of the Australian Public Service.
Bill Eggers: literally wrote the book on Gov 2.0 in the US. He is also the author of If We Can Put a Man on the Moon… Getting Big Things Done in Government and is one of the United States’ best known authorities on government reform. He is currently the executive director of Deloitte’s Public Leadership Institute and is responsible for research and thought leadership for Deloitte’s Public Sector practice. See his latest thinking @wdeggers
Peter Shergold: Macquarie Group Foundation Professor at the Centre for Social Impact and is the new head of the New South Wales Public Service Commission. From 2003 to 2008, he was Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
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