IPAA2012 Congress - Insights into public administration in the super-states
Australia's economic future depends heavily on our relationships with the economic and demographic giants that live in our region. Two major international speakers at IPAA's 2012 International Congress in Melbourne 18-20 September 2012 will offer Australian administrators unique insights into public administration in China and India:
• Professor Daniel Bell is Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Political Philosophy at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has particularly interesting ideas about the growing official interest in Confucianism, as a way of understanding public administration in China
• Shashi Tharoor is former Indian Minister for External Affairs and United Nations Under Secretary General. India's public service serves more than 1 billion people, in a political framework that shares similarities with Australia. But while Australia's average economic growth rate over the last few years has been 3%, India has grown at around 8%. Drawing on his experience, Dr Tharoor will look at the challenges facing public administrators working in India and in international bodies like United Nations.
Other Congress highlights include:
• Secrecy and Public Administration with Dennis Richardson, former Director General of ASIO and Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
• What An Anthropologist Sees When She Looks At Public Servants with Professor Tess Lea, University of Sydney
• A History Of Public Administration In Ten Objects with Robyn Annear, author of Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne
• and lots more
If you register now you are eligible for a huge Early Bird discount.