18 Oct 2017
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.
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 !
The IIAS is proud to announce that its immediate past President, Pan-suk Kim, has been appointed by Korean President Moon Jae-in as a new Minister in the Ministry of Personnel Management (www.mpm.go.kr). “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 IIAS Council of Administration, served as President of IIAS 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.
This 6 June, we had the pleasure to welcome at the IIAS new headquarter our colleague, Mr. César Rojas Alfonzo, Executive Secretary of the Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA), the IIAS regional entity.
Aside from paying the Institute a visit, César was here to debrief the IIAS Congress in Aix-en-Provence where he represented LAGPA President, Prof. Edgar Varela Barrios, but also to discuss next year’s planned Joint Conference with the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).
More information about this future event will follow in the coming weeks.
UNDP Azerbaijan and the Academy of Public Administration of Azerbaijan are organizing an international conference on “Modern Civil Service: new paradigms, innovations and practices.” The conference will take place on June 05-06, 2017 in Fairmont Baku Hotel. The purpose of the conference is to discuss the current situation in the civil service and to enhance the exchange of experiences and best practices in civil service training.
The IIAS family is looking for an expert in civil service training to represent our organization at this conference.
The conference participants are expected to cover the topics on “Civil Service Training Institutions: strategies and practices”, “Improving the Quality of Public Service: Azerbaijan and international practice” and “Civil Service in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals”. The Conference will be divided into substantive sessions and working groups, providing the opportunity for the participants to focus on specific areas from their own perspective and national experiences.
The selected candidate is expected to share his/her knowledge and experience and make a presentation on one of the above-mentioned topics. Please be kindly informed that the United Nations Development Programme Project will cover all costs including accommodation, meal and travel costs.
Should you like to be a candidate and represent the IIAS family at the conference, please send us your CV and a letter in which you express your interest and commitment for the aforementioned tasks. The CV and the letter of interest should be sent to Bardhyl Dobra ([email protected]) at the latest by Friday 2 June at 12 noon (Brussels time).
Please contact us for any further information or question.
Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui
We are happy to announce that Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui was appointed as the new Director general of the IIAS during the Council of Administration meeting in February 2017. He took his office on May 2nd, succeeding Mr. Rolet Loretan who is retiring.
Mr. Loretan has held this position since November 2006 and the IIAS is grateful for his commitment during those past ten years at the head of the Permanent administrative services of the Institute and we wish him all the best in this new chapter in his life.
Dr Sahraoui is a well-known figure in the IIAS Family. A Franco-Tunisian national, he worked at the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) for many years. He participated to the foundation of the MENAPAR Network and is sitting at the Board of Management of our International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) as well as co-chair of its working group on “Public Policy and Decision-Making.” He was designated as General Rapporteur of the 2013 Congress of IIAS/IASIA and the 2017 IASIA/MENAPAR conference.
17 Feb 2017
It’s a new chapter for the IIAS as on Tuesday February 21st, we have moved from our offices at rue Defacqz where the Institute and its entities had their headquarter for over 30 years.
Our new address is :
6th Floor, C Block
Rue du Commerce 96
We look forward to greeting you at the Institute’s new home.
04 Oct 2016
During the IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress in Chengdu, the Presidents of IIAS and IASIA were elected for their respective three years terms.
Geert Bouckaert from KU Leuven, Belgium, was re-elected as IIAS President by the general Assembly.
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.
Congratulations to Geert and Bianor.
29 Aug 2016
The Executive Editors of Developments in Administration – The e-journal of IIAS, IASIA and regional groups are pleased to inform you that the first issue of the e-journal is now available.
This e-journal aims at expanding knowledge about developments in the public administration and public sector in countries and regions not extensively covered in the major journals in Public Administration and this issue issue covers countries and topics such a Sustainable development, alternative public service deliveries, decision-making in times of crisis in Brazil, public service quality and perception in Qatar and public service failures in Nigeria and Ghana.
Developments in Administration is only available electronically. You can download the whole journal as a PDF document, or choose to read individual article (as a PDF or on the website).
The executive editors : Juraj Nemec, Michiel de Vries and Robert Fouchet
After other senseless terrorist attacks in Turkey, Iraq and Bangladesh, the IIAS family is mourning once again for the victims after the attack in Nice. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and heartfelt thoughts to those who have been injured. We stand in solidarity with the government and people of France.