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Sharpening the Sword of State


Peter Allen

Peter Allen is the former deputy dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and Victoria’s Public Sector Standards Commissioner. He joined ANZSOG after more than 20 years in the Victorian Public Service during which time he held several positions, including under secretary in the Department of Human Services, chief drug strategy officer, secretary of the Department of Tourism, Sport and the Commonwealth Games, secretary of the Department of Education, director of Schools and deputy secretary of Community Services.

Alex B. Brillantes Jr

Alex B. Brillantes Jr is Professor and former dean of the National College of Public Administration and Governance of the University of the Philippines and is currently on secondment as Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education. He earlier served as chairman of the Philippine Social Science Council and executive director of the Local Government Academy of the Department of Interior and Local Government. He obtained his PhD from the University of Hawai’i. He has published locally and internationally and received the International Publications Award of the University of the Philippines for several years up to 2014. His areas of research and expertise are local governance, institutional development and reform and poverty.

Hon S. Chan

Hon S. Chan has worked at City University of Hong Kong since 1989 and was head of its Department of Public and Social Administration from 2005 to 2011. He has served as a member of a number of key committees and boards at the departmental, faculty and university levels. Professor Chan specialises in public policy and administration. His major teaching and research interests cover public sector personnel management, performance measurement, civil service reforms, comparative institutional and policy capacity studies and environmental policies.

Maricel T. Fernandez-Carag

Maricel T. Fernandez-Carag is currently with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Doha office, working in the education sector. She was a recipient of the 2013 International Publications Awardee (IPA) of the University of the Philippines (UP). She was a senior researcher at the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance from 2006 to 2014. Her fields of specialisation are public administration theory, local governance, volunteerism and human rights education.

Yijia Jing

Yijia Jing is Professor in Public Administration and Associate Director of Foreign Affairs at Fudan University, China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Fudan Public Administration Review and serves as the Vice-President of its International Research Society for Public Management. Jing is Associate Editor of Public Administration Review and Co-Editor of International Public Management Journal. He is also the founding co-editor of a Palgrave book series, Governing China in the 21st Century.

Pan Suk Kim

Pan Suk Kim is Professor of Public Administration in the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University in South Korea. He is currently President of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and a Lifetime Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in Washington, DC. He has broad experience as an expert in governmental affairs from both academic and policy-practitioner perspectives, and was dean of the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University and president of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) in Brussels from 2010 to 2013.

Hiroko Kudo

Hiroko Kudo is Professor of Public Policy and Public Management at the Faculty of Law of Chuo University, Japan, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Policy Research Institute of the Japanese Ministry of Finance. Her research interests include: governance theory, performance measurement and policy evaluation; human resource management and capacity development; decentralisation and local government; e-government; information and communication technology and innovation; cultural and sport policy; and public administration reform.

Liu Kun-I

Liu Kun-I is Chairman of the Research and Evaluation Commission, Taoyuan City, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the National Taipei University. He received his PhD from National Chengchi University and focused his research on public management, personnel administration and organisational theory. Dr Liu has served as a policy advisor and board member for many government agencies and non-profit organisations, including the Examination Yuan, Directorate-General of Personnel Administration, National Development Council and Taiwan Transparency International.

Pauline Lai Pou San

Pauline Lai Pou San is Principal Consultant and Senior Technician in the Financial Services Bureau of Macau Special Administrative Region. She has a keen interest in government integrity and the quality of government services, and is an active researcher of Macau’s public administration.

James Low

James Low completed his PhD in political science and international relations at The Australian National University in 2014. A Singaporean national, his thesis topic was an administrative history of training schools in the Singapore Civil Service between 1959 and 2001. He is a senior researcher in the Civil Service College Singapore.

Andrew Podger

Andrew Podger is honorary Professor of Public Policy at The Australian National University, Adjunct Professor at Xi’an Jiao Tong University and Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University. A former Australian Public Service commissioner and secretary of the departments of Health and Aged Care, Housing and Regional Development, and Administrative Services, he retired from the public service in 2004. He was national president of the Institute of Public Administration Australia from 2004 to 2010, and a member of the foundation board of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.

Su Tsai-Tsu

Su Tsai-Tsu is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Graduate Institute of Public Affairs, National Taiwan University, where her teaching and research are focused on fiscal administration, administrative reforms and policy analysis. She was the head of the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University from 2005 to 2009, and has served as a policy advisor or board member for numerous Taiwanese Government agencies, including as a member of the Central Government Reform Committee. Professor Su received a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook before returning to Taiwan in 1991.

John Wanna

John Wanna is the Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, College of Arts and Social Sciences, at The Australian National University.

Joseph Wong Wing-ping

Joseph Wong Wing-ping is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Government and Public Administration of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in 1973 and, in a career spanning four decades, held a variety of senior positions including assistant director and later deputy director of Trade, deputy secretary for the Civil Service, deputy secretary for Trade and Industry, Hong Kong’s permanent representative to GATT (now the World Trade Organization), director of Home Affairs, secretary for Education and Manpower and secretary for the Civil Service. Wong’s last Administrative Service appointment was as secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology.

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