IDHEAP Offers Platform to top Researchers and Practitioners in Administrative Sciences

By Idheap, PRNE
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 6, 2011 -


After Monterrey in 2009 and Bali in 2010, the city of Lausanne
and the Institut de Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique
(IDHEAP) will be the venue for the 2011 International Congress of
the IIAS (International Institute of Administrative Sciences).
Bringing together some 300 participants from approximately 50
countries around the globe, the Congress is the largest gathering
on public administration in the world. What could be a better way
for the IDHEAP, founded in 1981, to celebrate its 30th

Top international researchers along with senior civil servants
and magistrates from every continent will gather together in
IDHEAP’s brand-new headquarters (inaugurated barely one year ago)
to exchange views on global regulatory challenges. Prominent guests
include Ignacio Pichardo Pagaza, a former governor of the State of
, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, president of Turkmenistan, and
Denise Amyot, an Assistant Deputy Minister of Canada.

Entitled “Global problems and national regulations: challenges
to regulatory strategies”, this year’s Congress will focus on three
highly topical themes with a global impact: international water
management, global migration issues and new regulatory

In the aftermath of the Japanese tsunami and nuclear crisis,
with current times also overshadowed by the popular revolts of the
Arab Spring, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, democratic governance
director in the United Nations Development Programme’s Bureau for
Development Policy
(UNDP/BDP)and a former
minister of public administration in South Africa (1995-2004), will
give the Annual Braibant Lecture on “Democratic governance at times
of mega-crises”, which will look into the challenges facing the
world today.

In addition, plenary sessions and seminars will be held on
subjects as diverse as “What leadership for the public
administration of the future”, by Pascal Couchepin, a former
president of the Swiss Confederation, “Providing for security and
safety” by Professor Jacek Czaputowicz of the National School of
Public Administration (KSAP) in Poland, and “Water use and
international management”, by Dr Mark Smith, head of the UICN Water
Programme. Full details of these and the many other themes on offer
can be obtained by visiting href="">

The Swiss Confederation, host country of honour, will be
represented by Mauro Dell‘Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education
and Research, Jean-René Germanier, President of the National
Council and Corina Casanova, the Federal Chancellor. The host
canton of Vaud will be represented by Anne-Catherine Lyon, Vaud
minister for education, young people and culture.

This three-day Congress will be held in English and French
(simultaneous interpreting available) and is supplemented by
excursions to Geneva, Lausanne and the Lavaux region, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site.

It is sponsored by the Swiss Confederation, the canton of Vaud,
the cities of Lausanne,  Montreux and Vevey, Loterie Romande,
and the companies Caran d’Ache, Lombard-Odier, Marti Construction
and Payot.

More information can be obtained by visiting href="">

The Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) is
the Swiss institute of postgraduate education that prepares
students for the most senior functions in the country’s public and
para-public administrations. IDHEAP is accredited by the
Confederation and at international level (EAPAA), and also acts as
an independent observer and provider of advice and expertise,
called upon by the administrations, political leaders, and the
Confederation. Finally, IDHEAP is a centre of interdisciplinary
research, both fundamental and applied, and participates as an
independent scientific body in national and international public
sector research networks. - href="">

Media relations :

Jacques-André Vulliet
General Secretary

Prof. Jean-Loup Chappelet

B4 communication
Claude Baumann


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