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Panel discussion on academic freedom and human rights

On March 21, I will participate in a presidential panel at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration: “Promoting Human Rights and Academic Freedom Internationally: What Should ASPA Do?” Details here. Powerpoint for our presentation here.

Panel discussion on adaptable government

On March 10, I will moderate a panel discussion on adaptability in government, featuring panelists Jennifer Ditchburn of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, Yamini Aiyar of the Centre for Policy Research, and Geoff Mulgan of University College London. It is part of the Canada School of Public Service’s Government of the Future series. More details here. Watch on YouTube here.

Presentation at Universitas Airlangga

I will give a presentation to the Public Administration Student Association at the Universitas Airlangga, East Java, on January 14. Powerpoint for the presentation is here.

UPES lecture on Superstates

I’m looking forward to participating in the UPES lecture series on December 22. More about UPES. Powerpoint for this presentation here.

“Superstates” now published by Polity Books

More information here.

Statement on Human Rights Day 2022

Human Rights Day is December 10, 2022. It marks the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This year, thirty-four scholarly organizations and sections in the field of public administration have endorsed a statement about Human Rights Day.

The statement says: “As scholars and practitioners working in the field of public administration, we mark this day by reaffirming our commitment to human rights and fundamental democratic freedoms. We believe in the inherent dignity of all people and that all people have equal, inalienable rights. These beliefs guide our research, teaching, and engagement in public affairs.”

Download the statement with list of endorsing organizations.

List of endorsing organizations and scholars

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Lecture at University of Bonn

I will give a lecture at the University of Bonn on December 13, as part of an interdisciplinary lecture series on “The Modern State” organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Details here. Powerpoint for this presentation here. Watch the presentation here.

Keynote speech at AMEPPA conference

I’ll be a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) in Cairo on December 9. More about the conference here.

Read the background paper for my talk here: A modest case for scholarly nationalism. And Powerpoint for the presentation.

There is also a brief interchange with Dean Noha El-Mikawy of the AUC School of Global Affairs, on the subject of scholarly decolonization, here.

Discussing “Superstates” on EU Confidential

I spoke with Politico’s Sarah Wheaton about my book Superstates on the EU Confidential podcast for November 24. Listen to the podcast here.