Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Making a Difference: Good Governance in Disrupted State(s)

Please take a look at NASPAA 2018  conference website to learn about Women in the Public Sector's case studies project.


The 2018 NECOPA host is the University of Baltimore, a diverse campus in an urban environment with a history of addressing critical issues in our academic programs and research. The University of Baltimore is an apt location for this year’s theme on blind spots as Baltimore City, like many jurisdictions in the United States, faces the challenge of addressing decades of inequity in policies, public spaces, and institutional processes.

Inspired by this central theme, papers, posters, and panels around the following conference tracks are solicited:

  • Federal Governance. Possible topics include: elections, federal level, politics, etc.
  • Local Governance. Possible topics include: local policies, developments, agencies, etc.
  • Voice of the People. Possible topics include: #metoo/sexual harassment, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQIA issues, women in academia, etc.
  • Global Contexts. Possible topics include: comparative, transnational, immigration, migration
  • Training for Inclusive Participation and Public Service. Possible topics include: citizen engagement, public service, training, public service education, pedagogy
  • Other Topics in Public Administration Research and Practice: Including any public administration and policy relevant topics not covered above.