The Committee will organize a one-hour discussion at the annual conference of the Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-Net) in Mexico City on Friday June 17 at 2:30PM to 4PM CDT. Conference details here. Powerpoint for session here.
April 20 webinar
Join us for this April 20 webinar, 10AM to 11AM EDT. Register here.
International Scholarly Engagement: Respecting Human Rights and Academic Freedom
International engagement is an essential part of scholarly work in public administration, but it poses challenges when academic freedom and human rights are disrespected and placed at risk. The global resurgence of authoritarianism has intensified these challenges. What should individuals and institutions – universities, academic associations, journals, and accrediting bodies – do to assure that core values like human rights and academic freedom are protected when they work in other jurisdictions?
Chelsea Cohen, Acting Director, Membership & University Relations, Scholars at Risk, New York
Corinne Lennox, Co-Director, Human Rights Consortium, University of London; Member, UK Academic Freedom and Internationalisation Working Group
Michael Brintnall, Trustee of Montgomery College, Maryland, and former Executive Director of the American Political Science Association and of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Meghna Sabharwal, Chair of the ASPA Section on International and Comparative Public Administration, and public and nonprofit management program head, University of Texas at Dallas
ASPA webinar provides overview of commitee work
Wednesday March 30, 4:30PM-5:30PM EDT
International Scholarly Engagement
International engagement is an essential part of scholarly work in public administration, but it poses challenges when academic freedom and human rights are disrespected and placed at risk. This tension has increased recently due to a resurgence of authoritarianism worldwide. ASPA has established a Presidential Committee on International Scholarly Engagement to examine the issue. This session, featuring the co-chairs and several members of the committee, will provide an overview of the committee’s work, identify the contexts in which engagement may be problematic and consider ways that contending values might be reconciled.
Here are the slides for this webinar.
And here are slides summarizing results from our March 19 ASPA session.