Public Lecture: Favourite Mistakes: Public Policy in Theory and Practice

Date: 27 April 2017
Other languages: Русский язык |
3 May 2017, 16:00
Dr Leslie A. Pal 
Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration
School of Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Public policy analysis is now a developed academic field, taught in very similar ways in Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy programs around the world. The world of policy practice is quite different, however, varying by country, region, experience and context. How well does theory match practice, and are there any systematic differences in policy styles? Do the same mistakes keep getting made, or do policy styles have their own habits and their own, favourite mistakes?

Drawing on 30 years’ of both academic and consulting experiences in North America, Europe, Central and Southeast Asia, Dr L. Pal explores how public policy is thought about and practiced around the world, drawing out both favourite mistakes and possible lessons.

Dr Leslie A. Pal is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the School of Policy and Administration at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and Director of the Centre on Governance and Public Management. He holds a PhD from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Dr. Pal’s international consulting practice includes work with the Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration, the Open Society Institute (Budapest, Bosnia, Mongolia), the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the World Bank, the OECD, the Swedish International Institute for Public Administration (SIPU), the Asian Productivity Association, and the Hong Kong Civil Service Training and Development Institute.
Dr Pal is the author, co-author or editor of over thirty books, the most recent being Public Policy Transfer: Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects (co-edited with Magdaléna Hadjiiksy and Christopher Walker, Edward Elgar, 2017), PolicyMaking in a Transformative State: The Case of Qatar (co-edited with M. E. Tok, L. Al Khatar, Palgrave Macmillan 2016) etc.  

University of Central Asia
138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
Conference Room

The presentation will be conducted in English.
Russian translation will be provided upon prior request

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* Views presented in the lecture reflect personal views of the lecturer and do not necessarily reflect the ideas of the University of Central Asia and its employees.
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