is currently working as an Executive Director for leadership programs in BIPA (Institute of Public Administration) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Ishaq is responsible for managing the processes related to learning and development in BIPA serving all government entities in the public sector in Bahrain. Beside his training role, Ishaq has been a member of BIPA's executive committee since 2009. The committee is responsible for developing strategies, policies, and plans of BIPA in the Kingdom of Bahrain, regionally and internationally.
has worked extensively in institutional development, capacity building, and financial reforms of local governments in Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. He has decades of teaching experience on governance and financial management. Presently, Amitava is member of the Governing Council of the Centre for Environmental Management & Participatory Development in India, engaged in providing support for enhancing participatory management at local level and in facilitating environmental safeguards through community awareness and involvement.
Christina W. Andrews
is Associate Professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her research interests include themes within the fields of Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Policy. She has published in international journals such as International Review of Administrative Sciences, International Journal of Public Sector Management, and Public Administration. She is a contributor to several books, including Value and Virtue in Public Administration, edited by Michiel S. de Vries and Pan Suk Kim (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2014, 2nd ed.).
Edgar Jiménez Cabrera
has a PhD in Political Science from the Catholic University of Louvain-Belgium and Doctor in Economics from the Institute of Higher Studies of Latin America-University of the Sorbonne-Paris France. He is a lecturer in Political Science at the Catholic University of Louvain-Belgium and Doctor in Economics from the Institute of Higher Studies in Latin America-Sorbonne University-Paris France. Author of various books and publications. He is author of several books and publications and he is currently General Director of the Center for Strategic Studies, office of its creation (1990).
Bianor Scelza Cavalcanti
is currently the International Director of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA). He is full professor and held the position of Director of the Brazilian School of Public Administration and Business of Getulio Vargas Foundation. Prof. Cavalcanti holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, serves on important boards of trustees and advisory boards, and has published several scientific articles both in Brazil and abroad
Juan Carlos Cortes
is a lawyer, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú-PUCP. High Management Program, PAD School of Management - University of Piura. Candidate for Master in Constitutional Law from the PUCP. Currently, he is the President of the National Authority for Civil Service – SERVIR and a Professor of the Faculty of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He is a partner (with license) of Estudio Gonzáles & Asociados Consultores Laborales. Member of the Peruvian Society of Labor Law and Social Security.
is the Executive Secretary and Accreditation Officer of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA). He is responsible for the scientific organization of the IASIA conference, and assists the IASIA President, the Board of Management and the Director General in the management of the association. Furthermore, he supports the activities of the International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration and Training Programs (ICAPA).
Michiel S. de Vries
holds the chair in Public Administration at the Radboud University of Nijmegen and is visiting professor at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He is president of IASIA, full member of the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government of the Council of Europe and member of the editorial board of numerous journals on Public Administration. His research concentrates on local government, public sector reform, policy evaluation, policy change and comparative public administration
currently a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Davis Center, is Professor of Governance at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, where he has received Outstanding Scientist awards for having been the best PhD advisor, university-wide, for three years in a row (2011-2013). His own earned doctorate is from the University of Marburg and a honorary doctorate from Corvinus University Budapest.
Ruben Darío Echeverri Romero
is an economist. where he is currently DEAN at the Faculty of Management Sciences and member of the research group in International Business and Foreign Trade at the Universidad del Valle. He is also a visiting professor of the University of the North, the Javeriana University and the National University in the Masters in Administration and Specializations of the Administration Areas.
Laila El Baradei
is the associate dean for graduate studies and research for the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) and professor of public administration at the public policy and administration department, The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. She was the acting dean for the School of GAPP during the academic year 2013/2014. El Baradei is originally a graduate of AUC with a BA degree in business administration with highest honors and an MBA. She received her PhD in public administration from Cairo University. Her latest publication is: "Women Governing: The Egyptian Perspective”.
Susan T. Gooden
Ph.D. is the interim dean and professor of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a recognized expert on social equity and disparity studies. Gooden is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration and she is an elected fellow of the congressionally chartered National Academy of Public Administration.
is a project manager at the French national center for local public administration where she develops online courses and training sessions on ethical principles, good governance, anti-corruption and gender equality. She’s also the ethics advisor of the CNFPT. She is a senior public official : she has been Deputy Director-General for a county council and Director of urban development towards disadvantaged neighborhoods. Before joining public administration, she had studied political science and graduated from Sciences-Po Paris.
is Chief of Public Service Innovation Branch (PSIB)) of the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG)) in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York where he has worked since July 1999. he taught at Makerere University in Uganda and worked as the Deputy Director of the Uganda Management Institute and as an International Adviser in Africa in various fields of governance and Public Administration and Management including; management training and consultancy, strategic planning as well as high level public sector leadership capacity building
Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi
is a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, teaching the City Diplomacy, North American Metropolis, and Culinary Diplomacy courses. His main expertise and research interests are in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of how municipalities tackle global challenges such as sustainable development, intercultural dialogue and migration. Prior to joining Sciences Po, he served as officer of the City of Milan’s International Relations Task Force for the 2015 World Expo and as negotiator of the cooperation agreements with Algiers and Dubai.
was born in Cape Town, South Africa. After completion of his secondary and tertiary education, he worked in the public sector before joining the academe in 1987 at the the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) and then moving to the University of the Free State (UFS) in 1999. Hendri was appointed as Dean for the Faculty of EMS at UFS in 2012, is currently acting Vice Rector: Academic at the UFS and is a NRF-rated researcher in the field of Public Administration and Management.
is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Management at the University of the Free State. She serves as chairperson of the Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management (ASSADPAM). Her experience and expertise lies within the fields of human resources development, public management and research development
who holds a PhD in Political Science from the Catholic University of Louvain is the Scientific Director at the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and EGPA Executive Secretary. She is visiting professor at the Reims University (France) in the Master 2 SICPEV. For the Master in Public Management (MPM) (Bahrain), she is the instructor for the course: Project Management. Fabienne Maron is also Permanent Member of the Euro-MENA Scientific Committee
Paulo Roberto Motta
(Ph.D., University of North Carolina, USA). Professor and former director of the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) – Getulio Vargas Foundation - Rio de Janeiro. He is a consultant in private and public organization as well as international institutions such as the UN (several of its specialized units) and the Inter-American Development Bank. Paulo Roberto Motta is also a former President of CLADEA - The Latin American Council of Management Schools. President of the Brazilian Academy of Administrative Sciences.
holds a PhD in economics from Ghent University. He is currently a full professor at Ghent University lecturing on public finance, European economic integration and competition policy. He is the chair of the department of public governance, management and finance at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Since 2016 he serves as a member of the Board of Management of IASIA.
holds an MBA in Business Administration. He is a Ph.D. in Public Sector Economics and is Professor of Public Finance and Public Management at the Faculty of Finance of the University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He published over 300 books and scientific articles in this field and filled several academic posts, including the position of "Dean of the Faculty of Finance". He is one of the top CEE and SEE academic and research people).
Antonio Maldonado Paredes
hirty-one years of legal practice. Former Attorney Ad Hoc of the Peruvian State for the Fujimori-Montesinos Cases. International experience in complex cases and situations of human rights and transitional justice (Guatemala, Indonesia, Colombia, Peru, Haiti, Honduras and Sri Lanka). Expert whiteness, expert before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of judges defenestrated in Honduras. Master in International Law of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. Master's Degree in Constitutional Law. Teaching experience in Constitutional Law, International Law of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (Peru, Guatemala, Colombia). He is currently a member of the Independent Panel for the Selection of Magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of El Salvador.
Doctorate in Administration from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, 2005. Master's Degree in Public Administration from the EBAPE / FGV, 2000. Master's Degree International Business for Young Foreign Import-export Managers; STOA / ICE, Italy, 1996. Undergraduate in Business Administration from the University of Tirana 1996. Professor of the EBAPE / FGV. Researcher of the CNPq. She was a visiting researcher at George Washington University. She worked in the Academic Coordination of the Masters in Public Administration EBAPE / FGV and in consulting and research projects for the Union Court, the Civil House of the Presidency, Ministry of Defense and state governments. She is currently the Director of the RAP Journal.
Pregala (Solosh) Pillay
is Vice Dean: Social Impact and Transformation in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Director of the Anti-Corruption Centre for Education and Research, SAICA-ACCERUS Research Chair and Professor in the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University. She holds a Doctor of Administration from University of KwaZulu-Natal where she served as the former Director of the School of Public Administration and Development Management.
has been in academia since 1980. He is a local government specialist and is currently the Project Director of the Working Group on Local Governance and Development of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) headquartered in Brussels. He also serves on the Board of Management representing the African Region and on an IASIA – United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Taskforce for Effective Public Administration at the Local Level for the Achievement of the MDGs and he is an Alternate Associate Board member of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF).
is an Assistant Professor in Public Policy and Administration at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in several management positions. His research focuses on good governance, public administration reform, decision-making, foreign aid, and conflict resolution. Dr. Qarmout holds a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from the Johnson- Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, an MA degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University in the United States, and a BA degree in Finance from Birzeit University.
has been the Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Management and Community Service of Florida International University since 1994. She has been a researcher at the Organization of American States’ Unit for the Promotion of Democracy and at the Inter-American Dialogue. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Political Science from Universidad del Salvador in Argentina, a Master’s Degree in Latin American Affairs from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. in Public Affairs from Florida International University.
Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D., Information Systems Management at the University of Pittsburgh (1989-1994). Master in Higher Education and Administration at the University of Oxford (2006-2007). Associate Professor of the American University of Sharjah (2000-2008). He has served as Assistant to the Director General and Senior Advisor of the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration since 2009. He has held the position of Director General of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences since May 2017.
is Corporate Director of Economic Analysis and Knowledge for Development at CAF– development bank of Latin America and Professor of Economics at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. He holds a MA (1989) and PhD (1992) degrees in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles. His research interest includes international trade and integration, economic development and fiscal federalism.
is a Professor Emeritus at Sedes Sapientiae Catholic University (Peru). He is also a IASIA Board of Management Member, Former Prime Minister, former Minister of Health and former Congressman and Chair of the Committee on Economics. Internist by Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru), Fellow American College of Physicians, Luis Solari has a Diploma in Strategic Political Analysis by Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico).
is the Executive Secretary, Strategic Projects Officer and Treasurer of the IIAS. He is responsible for the scientific organization of the IIAS Congress, the support to its decision-making, and the relations with members. He is in charge of the further development of public administration in Africa and Asia. He is also lecturer in Research Methods in the Master in European Politics and Policies at KU Leuven. There, he is in charge of projects of academic cooperation to development, overseeing several PhD students. His research interests include: financial management in the public sector, African governance, and professional theories.
César Rojas Alfonzo
Systems Analyst at the Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado University (UCLA), Venezuela. He worked for 10 years as Technical Information Analyst in the Electric Power of Barquisimeto - Venezuela, in the area of Planning and Development and in the Telemetry of Distribution sector. He has lived in Brazil since 2002. Freelance translator and National Tourism Guide and South America Region (Ministry of Tourism of Brazil). Executive Secretary of GLAP / IICA since April 2015. Currently holds a Master's Degree in Services and Technology Management - from the FGV, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in alliance with the ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal.
Liza Van Jaarsveldt
is an Associate Professor at the University of South Africa (Unisa) in the Department of Public Administration and Management. She completed her Dlitt et Phill in Public Administration 2011. Since then she presented a number of conference papers at IASIA and other national and international conferences. She enjoys research and has done research on a number of aspects related to and affecting Public Administration for example globalization, human resource management and Public Administration in turbulent and traitorous times
Edgar Varela Barrios
has a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Master in History of Andean from Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia. Doctor of Administration, Management option from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) of Montreal. He was Director of the Institute of Prospective, Innovation and Knowledge Management of the Universidad del Valle, and Full Professor of the Faculty of Sciences Administration of the same, since 1992. He currently serves as Rector of the Universidad del Valle and LAGPA president.
Adrian Velazquez Vazquez
Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Public Administration at the University of La Verne. Dr. Velazquez Vazquez holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he also ontained an MPA degree with a Policy Analysis concentration. Previously, he graduated from Universiudad de Guanajuato in Mexico with a law degree. His research interests include migration and public policy.
James Batista Vieira
PhD in Political Science from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Public Management and International Cooperation, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB). Leader of the Research Group on Integrity and Good Governance. Vice President of the Brazilian Society of Public Administration (SBAP).
(PhD) is a South African professor of Public Governance, and lectured nationally and internationally in the fields of public sector governance and public policy analysis. Prior to joining the University of KwaZulu-Natal, he was employed as an academic at the University of Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela University and recently as Dean and Head of the School of Management, IT and Governance at the UKZN until 2016. He produced more than 100+ academic and scholarly outputs. He also previously served on the Board of Management of IASIA, as well as the Project Director of the Policy Working Group.
is a Professor and a member of the Graduate Faculty, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs; Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is a Fellow, and Chair of the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance Of the (US) National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Other responsibilities with NAPA included, serving as member of the Board of Directors and of its Executive Committee; Chair of the Membership Committee, former member of the Fellows Nominating Committee, former member of the President/CEO search committee and former member of the Board’s Officers Nominating Committee.
est la Directrice de l’Académie Africaine des Collectivités Locales de l’Organisation Panafricaine des Villes et Gouvernements Locaux d’Afrique (CGLU-Afrique dont le Siège se trouve à Rabat – Maroc depuis le 1er Août 2016.
Elle compte à son actif 31 années d’expérience en gestion dans la fonction publique, en tant que fonctionnaire du Ministère de l’Intérieur du Royaume du Maroc où elle a servi entre 1983-2014. Nommée plusieurs fois par SA MAJESTE LE ROI MOHAMMED VI, son dernier poste était Gouverneur, Directrice de la Formation des Cadres Administratifs et Techniques. Depuis 2009, elle a été nommée par Monsieur le Secrétaire Général de l’ONU en tant que membre du Comité des Experts de l’Administration Publique (CEPA) pour un premier mandat (2010-2013) et en 2013 pour un second mandat (2014-2017). Elle a assuré la présidence de ce Comité pendant les Sessions de 2012 et 2013 et elle a été élue Vice-Présidente du Bureau du Comité en 2015 et en 2016. Elle a servi aussi dans le Sous-Comité du CEPA en charge de l’évaluation des projets pour l’obtention du Prix de l’ONU pour l’Excellence dans le Service Public (United Nations Public Service Award).