Public Management Research Conference

June 8-10, 2017
American University, Washington, D.C.

13th Trans-Atlantic Dialogue (TAD)

April 5-8, 2017
Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, Florida

PAR Editor in Chief, Dr. James Perry will be participating in a plenary session on Friday, April 7, 2017.



2017 ASPA Annual Conference- Saluting the Public Service: A Bold and Noble Profession

March 17-21, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

PAR Awards Presentation

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Capitol North/Center

Awards will be presented during the Nesta M. Gallas Lecture featuring Thad Allen.

PAR Editorial Board Meeting

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Augusta, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

PAR Symposium on Policing and Race Round Table

Monday, March 20, 2017
Georgia 9, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

This event will take place during the 2017 ASPA Annual Conference.

Members of the Round Table include:

James Perry, PAR Editor-in-Chief
Charles Epp, Professor, University of Kansas
Steven Maynard-Moody, Professor, University of Kansas
Erika Wells, Staff Writer (former crime reporter), Gwinnett Daily Post
George LaBonte, Lieutenant, Wrentham Police Department
Leroy Chapman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC)
Moderator:  James D. Ward, Rutgers University-Newark

Public Administration Editors’ Panel

Monday, March 20, 2017
Savannah 3, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Policing and Race Webinar

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Policing and race has been a topic well studied over time, but the recent number of police interactions with African Americans has brought renewed attention to the subject. Law enforcement is a critical institution in many societies, as officers are the street-level bureaucrats charged with ensuring that laws are adhered, while also protecting the rights of all those who fall within their jurisdiction.

Recently, a symposium addressing policing and race was published in Public Administration Review (currently available online). Several of the authors included in the issue will discuss their research and other salient issues. This lively discussion will also include suggestions for improving police-community interactions and areas for future research.

Join us for an hour delving into this critical subject. More information can be found on the ASPA website. Register today!

Participants include:

James L. Perry, PAR Editor-in-Chief
James D. Ward, Rutgers University
Jay T. Jennings, University of Texas at Austin
Alfred Ho, University of Kansas
John Eterno, Molloy College

This event is hosted by ASPA. Find more information and register here.

Public Administration Perspectives on the Future of Higher Education

October 4, 2016
3:30-7:00 pm
Washington, D.C.
National Press Club

Colleges and universities are judged not only by their fiscal stability but also by their ability to fulfill social value objectives—namely: educating young minds, producing valuable research and serving their communities. The world of higher education, like most other spheres, has recently entered into a complex era of change, dominated by public opinion polling, consumer groups’ influence, social media, the 24 hour news cycle and emerging technologies.

Topics for discussion:

  • Measuring performance
  • Ensuring emergent models’ success
  • Empowering critical human capital
  • Shaping change amidst rigid institutions and traditions
  • Managing publicness and public value
  • Connecting resources to public value outcomes.

Photos from the event can be found here.

Mini-Conference on Policing and Race

January 29-30, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Cincinnati

In association with Public Administration Review’s Symposium on Policing and Race, the University of Cincinnati will welcome scholars and practitioners from across the nation to explore in depth one of the major issues facing American public policy today. Policing and race is a cornerstone of economic, political, and social justice concerns.

Researchers will explore the attitudes, behaviors, contexts and administrative practices associated with racial discrimination and institutional racism, and identify how communities avoid disparate treatment. Approaches from various perspectives, including examinations of organizational culture, racial profiling, social justice, anti-terrorism, immigration, critical race theory, and social cognition will be explored.