MGUR to present research at American Society conference in Atlanta
Written by: Administrator
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016, 17:07
Mahatma Gandhi University Rwanda was chosen as one of the leading presenters at the upcoming 78th Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in Atlanta, Georgia on March 17-21, 2017. A record number of submissions this year was received by ASPA and MGU Rwanda’s proposal entitled “Local Governance in the United Kingdom, United States, and France: Impact on Self-Governance in India” has been accepted for presentation within the panel, Perspectives on Governance.
Dr. Vince Sinining, Vice-Chancellor of MGU Rwanda said, “we are very honored of ASPA’s acceptance of our proposal and we are very pleased of the work we have done in coming up with a paper that is relevant in today’s governance that met the international criteria to be presented in this kind of international conferences that will be published in ASPA highly respected Journal Public Administration Review . Our Chancellor, Dr. Rajan Chopra, and I are both members of ASPA and we are excited to present our paper in the conference. MGU Rwanda’s delegation to the conference in Atlanta will be led by Dr. Rajan Chopra with our Director, Dr. Varun Gupta. A similar paper is currently being assigned to our Master in Public Administration students, focusing on local governance in Rwanda.”
In April 2016, the Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Governance Board Prof. Shyaka Anastase, through the Ministry of Education, urged senior academics from Higher Learning Institutions in Rwanda to process their membership to American Society in Public Administration. MGU Rwanda senior management officials are already members of ASPA.
The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), founded in 1939, is a membership association of almost 10,000 professionals in the United States sponsoring conferences and providing professional services primarily to those who study the implementation of government policy, public administration, and, to a lesser degree, programs of civil society. Its annual conference is an important meeting for those interested in bureaucracy, civic engagement, program evaluation, public management and other public administration topics, such as budgeting and budget theory, government strategic planning, policy analysis, contract administration, personnel management, and related topics.