International Conference in Public Administration
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

International Organizing Comitee

Maria Aristigueta

Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration; Director of School of Public Policy & Administration; Senior Policy Fellow, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

Geert Bouckaert

Professor, Leuven University, Belgium; former Director of the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute; coordinator of the Policy Research Centre - Governmental Organization - Decisive Governance, president of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)

Taco Brandsen

Professor, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, and secretary general, European Association for Public Administration Accreditation.

Rusty Brooks

Associate Director of the International Center at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia.

Roger Hamlin

Professor, Michigan State University, US

Gyorgy Hajnal

Professor and Head of Department, Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Public Policy and Management, Director of the Institute of Economic and Public Policy

Stefanie Lindquist

Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Arizona State University

Arno Loessner

Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware, US and Secretary/Treasurer, Unidel Foundation, Inc.

Juraj Nemec

Professor, Masaryk University, Czech Republic; president of NISPACee and editor-in-chief, NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy.

Edoardo Ongaro

Professor, Northumbria University, Newcastle, President of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) and Editor (appointed) of Public Policy and Administration

Allan Rosenbaum

Professor, Public Administration and Director, Institute for Public Management and Center for Democracy and Good Governance, Florida International University; Vice Chairperson, United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration; Chairperson, International Commission on the Accreditation of Public Administration Education and Training Programs – IASIA

Tudor Vlad

Director James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication University of Georgia, US.

Emil Boc

Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, former Prime Minister of Romania

Diana Iancu

Associate professor, Dean, Faculty of Public Administration, National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA), Bucharest, Romania

Mihaela Onofrei

Professor, Rector, Al. I. Cuza University, Iași, Romania

Marian Preda

Professor, University of Bucharest, Romania and president of the University Senate

Constantin Marius Profiroiu

Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), and vice-rector for international affairs

Călin Hințea

Dean, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Dan Tudor Lazăr

Vice-Rector, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Bogdana Neamțu

Chair, Public Administration and Management Department, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

draft schedule

The final program will be published soon.

  • 09:00
    Registration of participants- FSPAC building on Traian Moșoiu, no. 71, Room 101
  • 10:00
    Official opening of the conference. Welcoming messages from:
  • Rector of Babeș-Bolyai University, prof. univ. dr. Ioan Aurel Pop
  • Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, assoc. prof. Emil Boc
  • Dean of FSPAC, prof. Călin Hințea
  • Chair of Public Administration and Management Department, assoc. prof. Bogdana Neamțu
  • 11:00
    Plenary session. Key speakers
  • Geert Bouckaert, professor, Leuven University, Belgium / Trusting Government, Governing Trust /
  • Allan Rosenbaum, Institute for Public Management and Center for Democracy and Good Governance, Florida International University / Innovation, Governance (effective and otherwise) and the Building of a Good Society in an Era of Political Uncertainty /
  • 12:45
    Lunch break – Hotel Topaz, Septimiu Albini Street, no. 10
  • Presentations in panels
  • 14:00
    Panel 1| Chairs: Roger Hamlin (Michigan State University), Nicolae Urs (Babeș-Bolyai University) /
  • 14:00
    Panel 2| Chairs: Stefanie Lindquist (Arizona state University); Cătălin Baba (Babeș-Bolyai University) /
  • 16:00
    Coffee break
  • 16:15
    Plenary Workshop on Public Administration Education: Graduate study abroad programsChairs: Arno Loessner (University of Delaware); Călin Hințea (Babeș-Bolyai University) / - Room T1 + T2, FSPAC2
  • 19:00
    Welcome reception offered by the Rector of Babeș-Bolyai University, prof. univ. dr. Ioan Aurel Pop- Location: Casa Universitarilor, Emmanuel de Martonne Street, no. 1 (next to the main building of the university)
  • 9:00
    Panel 1| Chairs: Roger Hamlin (Michigan State University); Bogdana Neamțu (Babeș-Bolyai University) /
  • 9:00
    Panel 3| Chairs: Allan Rosenbaum (Florida International University, Marian Preda (University of Bucharest) /
  • 10:30
    Coffee break
  • 11:00
    Panel 1| Chairs: Roger Hamlin (Michigan State University); Tudor Vlad (University of Georgia) /
  • 11:00
    Panel 2| Chairs: Allan Rosenbaum (Florida international University); Marian Preda (University of Bucharest) /
  • 13:00
    Lunch break- Hotel Topaz, Septimiu Albini Street, no. 10
  • 14:00
    Panel 2| Chairs: Vass Laszlo (Budapest Metropolitan University); Sorin Dan Șandor (Babeș-Bolyai University) /
  • 14:00
    Panel 2| Chairs: Hajnal Gyorgy (Corvinus University of Budapest); Tripon Ciprian (Babeș-Bolyai University) /
  • 15:30
    Coffee break
  • 15:45
    Panel 2 (continued)| Chairs: Maria Aristigueta (University of Delaware); Marius Profiroiu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies) /
  • 15:45
    Panel 4| Chairs: Dacian Dragoș (Babeș-Bolyai University); Dana Alexandru (University Lucian Blaga from Sibiu) /
  • 17:15
    Plenary session: Closing remarks; Publication of conference proceedings; Future plans- FSPAC building on Minerilor Street, no. 85, Rooms T1 & T2, ground floor
  • 20:00
    Gala dinner offered by the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, prof. Emil Boc- Casino, Center for Urban Culture
  • Trip to Turda Salt Mine
  • 9:30-9:45
    Departure by bus from Topaz Hotel and from Opera Plaza
  • 10:45
    Visit Turda Salt Mine
  • 12:45
    Lunch break to a local restaurant (Sarea în bucate)
  • 14:30
    Return to Cluj-Napoca

Full schedule | Public Health panel schedule

The schedule can suffer minor modifications:

Full schedule for panels 1-4Public Health panel schedule