invitation to attend the 28th International Congress of Administrative Sciences from 12-17 July 2010 in Bali


We have the honour and pleasure to invite you to Bali, Indonesia to attend the 28th International Congress of Administrative Sciences from 12-17 July 2010. As a growing centre for business and tourism in South-east Asia, Indonesia provides delegates with a unique blend of tradition, modern life and sincere hospitality. Bali, the island of gods and temples, is one of the world’s most beautiful islands, renowned for its hospitality, beauty and conference facilities.
Place and Dates
The Congress will be held at the Westin Resort and Convention Centre Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, from 12-17 July 2010.
The working language during the congress will be English and French. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Indonesian will be provided for all plenary sessions and in some workshop/group sessions.
Themes Two main themes will be addressed during the Congress:
1. The IIAS theme – “Public Administration Facing New Dynamics: constraints, innovation and sustainability” – at the forefront of current interest worldwide, will be discussed in a broad forum which will attract new participants from all countries of the world as well as from the region and including all bodies concerned by issues related to the theme. The emphasis will be on bearing witness to real experiences that have occurred and on illustrating how difficulties have been overcome.
Prof Dr. Andi Fetta Wijaya, MPA, PhD, lecturer from Brawijaya University shall be responsible for the scientific preparation of this event. He will be assisted by a team of three Rapporteurs: • Shri Prabhas Kumar Jha (Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, India) • Dr. Muhammad Taufiq (Graduate from Iep Bordeaux University France and lecturer at School of Public Administration Indonesia) • Luis Garcia Cardenas (Head of International Relations, National Institute of Public Administration, Mexico).
The following sub-themes will be addressed: 1. Re asserting public action: Roles and Responsibilities 2. Renewing State Protection for Citizens and Society: Values and Responses 3. Handling the Legacy: Conditions, Constraints and Opportunities
Over 150 abstracts were received. The selection of papers will be made available to registered participants on the Congress website:
2. The IASIA theme – “Public Sector Strategies for Overcoming Growing Global Inequality” – is a particularly critical one. It addresses the issue of growing inequality around the world and what government can and cannot do to address the problem. The fact that over the past quarter century in most parts of the world the number of people living in absolute poverty has actually increased is not simply the consequences of public policies-pursued or not pursued by governments worldwide. The way in which governments choose to raise their revenue (more or less progressively) and the way in which they distribute the resources purchased with that revenue, as well as the manner in which they regulate their private sectors, all impact on issues of inequality and poverty within a society. In addition to issues related directly to the theme, as well as the themes to be discussed by IASIA’s8 Working Groups, several plenary sessions and special sessions on a variety of topics will be organized.
The Rapporteur for IASIA will be Mr. Bernard Boucoult, Director of the prestigious French national School of Administration (ENA).
There will be three plenary sessions organised The opening session will focus on the above-mentioned theme. In the second plenary session speakers and cabinet ministers from Indonesia and the region will address issues of equality and inequality from an Asian point of view. In the third plenary session the IASIA committee on the Implementation of the UN/IASIA Standards of Excellence will present its report and findings.
In addition, there will be a workshop on “How to Get Published and “Forum for Regional and National Organizations” and the Forum for Heads of national Schools and Institutes of Public Administration”. In five parallel regional workshops, participants can discuss issues in Public Administration relevant to the region of their interest and a special panel session will focus on transparency and accountability.
Last but not least, IASIA’s 8 Working Groups will convene during the Congress: I. Education and Training Programme: aligning missions and quality II. State-Market Partnerships and Enterprise Management III. Public Sector Reform: people in the public service IV. Local Governance and Development V. Accountability, Culture and Trust VI. Public Sector Financial, Information and Performance Management VII. Leadership, Governance and Public Policy VIII. Management of Energy, Food Security and Welfare.
The traditional “Braibant Lecture” will be integrated in the Congress programme and will be the academic event highlighting the Institute’s 80th anniversary.
Provisional Programme
The Provisional Congress Programme could be downloaded at
Social Programme
Wednesday 14 July : Welcome Reception –venue to be confirmed on site Thursday 15 July: Gala dinner –venue to be confirmed on site Saturday 17 July: Full day excursion from 08.15 (departure from hotel) to 21.30 (return to hotel) Further information is available at
Accompanying Person’s Programme
The accompanying person’s registration fee covers the social programme and the excursion on Saturday. Registration will be managed by the IIAS-IASIA secretariat. Please refer to the registration online: Furthermore, tours can be booked for the rates indicated below. For booking one of the tours please contact Mr. Agung Nugroho at
The registration fee covers access to all scientific activities, the excursion on Saturday, the social programme, individual papers and the Congress Reports. Information about registration is available online:
Visa and Transportation Applicants can apply for a visa at the nearest Indonesian Embassy/Representative Offices.
Transportation will be available to all participants attending the meeting between the principal hotels and the congress area.
Special rates have been negotiated with the following hotels (indicated rates include 21% government tax, service tax and breakfast). A complete list of rates and available room types can be found on the Congress website For all reservations, please contact Ms. Anastasia Eny Retnoastuti at ,
Canberra, June 2010