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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.


Welcome to the website of PUPOL, the academic network for public and political leadership.

PUPOL was founded in 2012 in the Netherlands and received funding by the Netherlands Institute of Government. Since then, PUPOL has grown into a vibrant national and international network with scholars interested in and working on leadership research in Public Administration and Political Science.

In the coming years, the PUPOL network is looking to increase its activities even further, working towards special issues and exploring opportunities for further international collaboration. In 2016 the first international PUPOL conference took place in Nijmegen; the second international conference Leadership for Public and Social Value on 6th and 7th April 2017 has its venue at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK.

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