Category Archives: Conferences

Keynotes on public and political leadership

Did you also enjoy PUPOL’s second international conference in Milton Keynes, UK and want to look back at the keynote speeches by prof. Barbara Crosby and prof. John Bryson or the one by Brad Jackson? No problem! All the keynotes and TED-type talks of the conference are now online.

Take a look below and enjoy some of the latest, thought-provoking ideas and research findings on public and political leadership:

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3rd international PUPOL conference: 19-20 April 2018

After a very successful 2nd international PUPOL conference at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK in April, we can now announce that next year’s conference will take place on 19-20 April 2018 at the Swedish Defense University in Stockholm, Sweden and will be organised by Professor Fredrik Bynander and his team at CRISMART.

A call for papers and all relevant info on the conference will come available on this website in due time, but for now: be sure to save the date!

PUPOL newsletter March 2017

The new PUPOL newsletter is out!

In this edition of the newsletter, you can read all about PUPOL’s latest activities, including the second international conference which is set to take place in Milton Keynes, UK two weeks from now. The newsletter highlights some great new academic publications on public and political leadership, unique funding opportunities for research and fellowships, and calls for papers. Want to know more? You can download the newsletter here.

ECPR Panel the role of political leadership in EU politics and policy-making

At the ECPR general conference in Oslo on 6-9 September 2017, Femke van Esch, Henriette Muller and Marij Swinkels will host a panel: “The Role of Leadership in EU Politics and Policy-Making: The Value of Theoretical and Methodological Cross-Fertilization“.

The panel is part of the section on political elites and political leadership, titled “Old Dogs, New Tricks: Elites and Political Leadership in Contemporary Politics”. Our panel is entitled: “The role of leadership in EU politics and policy-making: The value of theoretical and methodological cross-fertilization”. The panel is still open for papers. If you wish to submit a paper for this panel please contact the Panel Chair(s) directly. More information about the Panel and the Chairs can be found below. The deadline for paper proposals is midnight GMT on 15 February 2017 so ensure you do so before this date.

Panel Chairs

Panel Chair: Professor Dr. Femke van Esch, Utrecht School of Governance; f.a.w.j.vanesch@uu.nlPanel Co-Chairs: Dr. Henriette Müller, New York University Abu Dhabi/Humboldt University Berlin; henriette.mueller@nyu.edu. Marij Swinkels, MA, Utrecht School of Governance; e.m.swinkels@uu.nl

Panel theme

Recent crises have shown that the EU has entered an era of transformation. Facing a rise in nationalism and with the legitimacy of the EU’s founding institutions at stake, European leaders are struggling to find common responses to these challenges that increasingly require transboundary, collective and determined leadership. The field of European studies, however, is predominantly institutional in nature and often neglects the impact of agency. Conversely, most leadership studies focus on the (sub-)national level and have yet to apply their ideas to European governance. While many single case studies of the actions and impacts of European leaders exist, there have only been few theoretically guided, comparative or large N-studies of the role of leadership in EU politics and policy-making (Van Esch & Swinkels 2015, Müller 2016). This Panel brings together experts on political leadership and EU governance to address the following questions: How do the formal and informal structures and practices of European politics affect the exertion of leadership – both individual and collective – at the national and supranational level? How do the behavior and characteristics of European leaders affect the process of European integration? How can we integrate the concept of leadership more systematically into the often institutionally driven theories of European integration? By addressing these questions, we aim to infuse EU studies with a more in-depth understanding of leadership, analyze the multifold implications of the EU system for exerting leadership and stimulate theoretically rigorous and methodologically comparative research in the study of European leadership.

For more information, please. visit the ECPR conference website

2017 IASIA-MENAPAR Conference with public leadership panel

The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) and the Middle East & North Africa Public Administration Research Network (MENAPAR) in close collaboration with the General Personnel Council (GPC), are organizing the 2017 IASIA-MENAPAR Joint Conference to be held from 3-7 July 2017 in Ramallah, Palestine. 

The conference will bring together practitioners, academics, PhD students and young researchers in public administration and management, as well as contributors from any other disciplines who will exchange on the following main theme: Public Administration’s role in building and consolidating post-conflict states. The call for papers can be downloaded on the conference website

The conference hosts nine IASIA working groups, including a panel on Public Leadership and Governance (panel VI). To download the call for papers or submit your paper, please visit the conference website. Abstracts are due 15 February 2017, full papers must be submitted before 15 May 2017.