International Conference on Public Policy and Management

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 to Saturday, February 9, 2013
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International Conference on Contemporary Debates in Public Policy and Management
IIM Calcutta, 7-9 February 2013

With the changing role of the state, the design and landscape of public policies are changing. Contemporary public management too is intensely debated across academic disciplines, as they are in different countries.

The International Conference on Contemporary Debates in Public Policy and Management at IIM Calcutta to be held during 7-9 February 2013 will focus on theoretical issues of public policy and management by embracing concepts of Politics and Policy, Public Sector Reform, Public Private Partnerships, and Law and Public Policy Regulations. There would be sectoral focus on health, education, infrastructure, urban and rural development, microfinance, and energy and environment. Keynote speakers from academia and practitioners will deliberate on contemporary public sector issues, and on the gap between policies and implementation.
Keynote speakers who have confirmed include

Dr. Aivita Putnina
Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute, Latvia
and faculty member, Department of Anthropology, University of Latvia, Riga

Dr. Chiranjib Sen
Former Professor of Public Policy,
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Dr. Pulapre Balakrishnan
Director of CDS Trivandram

Balancing space and papers:

The conference organisers received submissions for presentation of papers and case studies from researchers and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds across academics, business and the public sector. This included a truly heavy volume of submissions, and the acceptance rate is less than 40%, with some strong submissions from across India, and from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Uganda.

Note to participants:

All participants are requested to book their tickets to arrive in Kolkata by 6 February evening. Please book a pre-paid taxi from Howrah railway station/ Dumdum airport to IIM Calcutta, Joka. This will take about 90 minutes. Accommodation is organised from 6 February evening to 9 February afternoon at Tata Hall on IIM Calcutta campus/ in a guest house about ten-minute drive from IIMC campus, details of which would be sent by email. International participants can register on spot after arrival. Please note there is no provision of spot registration for Indian participants.