Public administration continues to cross national boundaries as major policy issues cannot be solved without international collaboration. Domestic concerns can also be better understood with a global perspective. It’s pertinent to foster global innovation and diffusion of best practices and align our teaching, research, and best practice sharing to the changing reality of globalization.

RFG sponsored a session at this year’s National Academy of Public Administration 2019 Fall Meeting, “Improving the Development of Public Administrators for Global Work in the 21st Century” focused on how we can develop public administrators to be ready for global work and where there is still work to be done.

Moderator: Chris Mihm, NAPA Fellow, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Marcelo Giugale, NAPA Fellow, Director, Financial Advisory & Banking, Treasury, The World Bank

Dustin Brown, NAPA Fellow, Deputy Associate Director, Office of Personnel Management, Office of Management and Budget

Geert Bouckaert, NAPA Fellow, Professor and Director, Public Management Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

“Over the next decade, we will face tremendous technological, economic, environmental and social shifts in our world, which will have a seismic impact on the future path of our nation,” said Terry Gerton, President and CEO of the Academy. “Therefore, it is critical that governments at all levels take steps to transform and modernize, to ensure they can tackle these challenges in new, innovative and effective ways.”

Learn more about the meeting and the grand challenges