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JUNE 2014: The 7th Sino-US International Conference for Public Administration
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6/6/2014 to 6/7/2014
When: 6/6/2014

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The 7th Sino-US International Conference for Public Administration, June 6th-7th2014

Beijing·Renmin University of China

in coordination with

2014 US China International Conference on Public Administration

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Call for Papers

Hosted by

School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, P.R. China 

Co-sponsored by

School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, P.R. China

School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University at Newark, USA

Chinese Public Administration Society, China

American Society for Public Administration

               --Section on Chinese Public Administration, USA 


Conference Chairs:

Prof. Keyong Dong, Dean of School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, P.R. China

Prof. Marc Holzer, Dean of School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark, USA


Conference Executive Chairs: 

Professor Zhiyong Lan,  Associate Dean, School of Public Administration and Policy,  Renmin University of China,  P.R. China

Professor Mengzhong Zhang, Associate Dean for International Affairs, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark Campus, USA 

Theme"Global Governance Reform:

Lessons from the Past and Plans for the Future"


The 7th Sino-US International Conference for Public Administration will be held in the Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University of China on June 6th and 7th, 2014 It will examine public management and governance reform since the end of year 2000 the last century, and will focus on the future. The previous six conferences have been held in China and in the United States as well.

This year’s conference theme is: "Global Governance Reform Lessons from the Past, and Plans for the Future" 


The end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century witnessed global tides for public administration/management reform.  As early as the 1990s, scholars have been focusing on governance reform. The 2008 global financial crisis brought to the forefront discussions of global governance. The questions are: Why did decades of public administration reform around the world not seem to have curtailed our governance crisis? Why did efforts in public management innovation not deliver what we expected that movement to deliver? Have we been on the right track?  What more could we do to make a difference?  What new tools and new knowledge can assist public managers to run their governments? How should public administration scholars around the world cooperate to face the new challenges? As a fast developing country, China's top leaders have also concluded that in order for China to further its reforms, it needs to build a strong and robust modern public governance systemThis conference, with all these questions in mind, calls for papers and panels to address issues of public governance reform in the global setting.  Retrospective study on reform lessons and experiences, and forward looking studies on ideas, methods, tools and strategies are all welcomeThe conference welcomes proposals from scholars in China, the United States, Asia, India, Europe and throughout the world.            

Papers and panels should fall within, but are not necessarily limited to, the following tracks


1Theories and Practice of Modern Governance

2)  Tools for Governance
3)  Core Capacities of Public Sector Leaders
4)  Finance and Participatory Public Budgeting
5)  Transparency and Open Information
6)  Outsourcing Public Service
7)  Public Sector Organizational Reform

8)  The Role of Non-profits in New Governance

9)  Performance Management  


The official languages of the conference are Chinese and English. While papers could either be in English or in Chinese, presentations should generally be made in English except for the keynote session at the opening. 

Important Deadlines

February 28, 2014:  One-two page paper abstract

April 10, 2014:  Notification of paper acceptance

May 10, 2014:  Papers Due. Double-spaced manuscripts of 5,000 to 8,000 words (references included) in 12-point font and name/date, Reference style (APA). Microsoft Word

* The papers cannot be published in the conference proceedings if they are not submitted on time. 

Abstract submission

Participants will need to log on to for on-line submission. If you do have difficulty submitting your abstract online, you may email it  If you have questions, please contact: 

(In the United States)

Mengzhong  Zhang

Associate Dean for International Affairs

School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)

Rutgers University-Newark Campus

TEL: 973-353-3706 (O)

FAX: 973-353-5907 (O)


(In China or anywhere else)

Ms. Mai, Qiulin,

Secretary for Foreign Affairs

School of Public Administration and Policy,

Renmin University of China .

TEL.:    86 10 6251 1122

FAX:     86 10 6251 6240


Fees and others




(nights of 5.6,7,  of June, 2014 )


(6 and 7 of  June)


Participants in HK, Macao, Taiwan, US and other countries


Organizing committee

Organizing committee

$100 usd or600 RMB

Participants in mainland of China



Organizing committee


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