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Wolfgang Dreschler at the 2017 BoM in Brussels

IASIA is proud to announce that Wolfgang Drechsler, Member of the Board of Management and Professor of Government at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, received the 2017 Senator Peter B. Boorsma Award at SECoPA (the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration) 37th Annual Conference in Hollywood Beach, Florida, on 5 October.

Among the most prestigious recognitions in international public administration, the Boorsma Award honors “the practitioner or academician for facilitating over a period of many years the international exchange of knowledge and administrative practices that foster better performance in the public sector. The award symbolizes SECoPA’s recognition of the implications of the global village on management and performance in the public sector as well as its commitment to the study and exchange of administrative practices between the USA and other countries.” Boorsma Committee chairman and last year’s winner, 

Read the full statement on TTU’s Website 

We are glad to announce that Dr. Allan Rosenbaum, former IASIA President and current chair of the  ICAPA Board, received the Enrique B. Rodriguez award for his work on building local democracy and good governance in Latin America.

During its 12th Congress, the Ibero-American Union of Municipalists (UIM), awarded its highest honor, the Enrique B. Rodriguez Municipalist Award, to Dr. Allan Rosenbaum, the Director of the Institute for Public Management and Community Service (IPMCS) at Florida International University (FIU) in recognition of his more than 25 years of work in building and strengthening local governments and promoting good governance throughout Latin America. Dr. Rosenbaum is the first North American to be so honored by the UIM, a Spanish government supported non-governmental organization which is based in Granada, Spain and has worked throughout Latin America for over a quarter century.

Read more on FIU Website

The President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (and IIAS specialised entity), Professor Bianor Scelza Cavalcanti, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Public Administration Review (PAR), a renowned U.S. scientific journal of Public Administration with global reach. The professor will hold a three-year term on the Board.

Published by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) since 1940, PAR is available in thousands of libraries around the world, regarded as one of the most prominent and recognized journals in its field. The publication currently ranks first on the Google Scholar ranking in the field of Public Policy and Administration, and second in the Web of Science ranking in the field of Public Administration. PAR’s content was accessed more than 1 million times in 2016 alone.

Former dean of FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), Professor Cavalcanti currently holds the position of International Affairs Director at FGV. 

Congratulations Bianor ! 

IASIA and IIAS is proud to announce that its immediate past President, Pan-suk Kim, has been appointed by Korean PresidentJae-in Moon  as a new Minister in the Ministry of Personnel Management ( “As a scholar specializing in personnel and administrative affairs, he has contributed to developing the nation’s public personnel system. He is strong in both theory and practical affairs,” presidential spokesman Soo-hyun Park said.

Pan suk Kim, a member of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences’ Council of Administration, served as President of IIAS, IASIA’s Umbrella organisation, between 2010 and 2013 and was a member of IASIA’s Board of Management for several years and served as a Vice Chairperson of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA).

We wish Pan-suk Kim the best in his new position and look forwards to strengthen the ties between our Member state of Korea and the Institute. 

See his inauguration


It is our pleasure to announce that Ms. Nathalie Loiseau has been appointed to the position of Minister attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of European Affairs.  

She is joining the French government of President Emmanuel Macron after the reshuffle following the legislative elections.

Ms. Loiseau has been the Director of ENA (Ecole nationale d’administration) since October 2012 and was member of the IASIA Board of Management during the 2013-2016 term. She was also the Keynote Speaker at the IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress last year in Chengdu. 

The IIAS/IASIA family is proud to have been working with Ms. Loiseau and wishes her the best in her new responsibilities.



During the IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress in Chengdu, the Presidents of IIAS and IASIA were elected for their respective three years terms.

Bianor Cavalcanti from the Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil, was elected IASIA Board of Management. He succeeds to Michiel S. de Vries who will remain in the Board as immediate past president and the IIAS/IASIA wishes to express its gratitude for his services at the head of the Association.

Geert Bouckaert from KU Leuven, Belgium,  was re-elected as IIAS President by the general Assembly.

Congratulations to Geert and Bianor.

24 May 2016

Juraj Nemec Is the New NISPACee President

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Juarj Nemec left) is congratulated by Hendri Kroukamp, Vice President of IASIA for Programmes

We have the pleasure to announce that Juraj Nemec was elected president of NISPACee during its annual conference that just took place in Zagreb. Juraj is Professor of Public Finance and Public Management, at Masaryk University (Czech Republic) and a long-time friend of IASIA/IIAS. He is further involved in IASIA’s management as Vice-President for Publications.

Our sincere congratulations, Juraj!


wooldridgeIt is our great pleasure to announce that Blue Wooldridge, IASIA Vice-President for North America, has been twice awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University for his contribution.

Blue Wooldridge, D.P.A., a longtime professor in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and longtime friend and member of the Board of Management of IASIA, was twice honored, receiving the Riese-Melton Award for efforts in cross-cultural communications and being honored as a co-recipient of the faculty award.

To know more about this distinction and co-recipients, please visit Virginia Commonwealth University Website.


The Board of Management of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) has approved the creation of new working groups. The IASIA invites interested candidates to apply for the following positions:

  • A Project Director for the Working group III “Public Sector reform” along the two working group chairs, Dr. Randhir Auluck and Mr. Vincent Potier;
  • A Co-chair for the Working group V “Gender, Diversity and Equity” along the working group chair, Prof. Kathleen Beatty, and the Project Director, Prof. Laila El-Baradei;
  • A Project Director for the Working group VII “Public Policy, Public Decision-making and Policy Implementation” along the working group co-chairs, Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui and Prof. Ram Kumar Mishra;
  • A Co-chair and Project Director for the Working group VIII “Public Sector Human Resources Management” along the working group chair, Dr. Christina Andrews;
  • A Co-chair for the Working group IX “International Dimensions of the Public Administration” along the working group chair, Prof. Bianor Cavalcanti, and project director, Prof. Argun Akdogan.

The particular responsibilities assigned to Chairs and Project Directors of Working Groups are as follows:

The Chairperson is in charge of:

  • reviewing and approving of the call for papers
  • selecting the abstracts received taking into account the recommendations of the Project Director
  • together with the Project Director, defining the order of presentation according to the contributions selected
  • chairing the debate during the session
  • selecting best papers of the Working Group to be nominated for the Pierre de Celles Awards/to be submitted for consideration for the International Review of Administrative Sciences

The Project director is in charge of:

  • drafting of the call for papers for the annual conference (including mission of the working group mission, subtheme in compliance with the conference main topic)
  • reviewing the abstracts received and formulating the recommendations on each contributions
  • defining the order of presentation according to the contribution selected
  • animating the debate during the session, together with the Working Group Chairperson
  • drafting and presenting the Working Group Report at the end of the annual event

The conditions to become Co-chair or project director of an IASIA working group:

  • Prior participation in the specific Working Group eg presenting of papers or attending previous conferences – for new applicants
  • Continuous participation in IASIA conferences in a specific Working Group
  • Demonstrate commitment to IASIA through inter alia hosting annual or regional conferences/meetings, increasing membership base of IASIA
  • Attendance of current Working Group Chairs and PDs at conferences
  • Academic leader/scholarship in the particular field of the Working Group
  • IASIA working group co-chairs and project directors have to be part of an institution that is member of IASIA or become individual member of IASIA.

IASIA is an international organization that promotes gender equality and invites women to present their candidacy. For your information all the candidacies will be presented to the Board of Management and the candidates will be informed right after about the status of their candidacy. You are invited to send, latest by 15 October 2014, a CV and a cover letter to the IASIA Executive Secretary, Bardhyl Dobra ([email protected]).

reformDue to a large number of professional and academic obligations, Prof. John Halligan (ANZSOG Institute for Governance, Australia) leaves his position of chairman of the IASIA Working group III “Public Sector Reform”.

Hence, the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) is looking for a new Chairman to lead the Working group III “Public Sector reform” along the two working group project directors, Prof. Kararach and Prof. Mattarella.

IASIA is an international organization that promotes gender equality and invites women to present their candidacy. For your information all the candidacies will be presented to the Board of Management at its meeting in February 2014 and the candidates will be informed right after about the status of their candidacy. You are invited to send, latest by 15 January 2014, a CV and a motivation letter to the IASIA Executive Secretary, Bardhyl Dobra ([email protected]).

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