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Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy to host the 3rd International Public Policy Conference in Singa

Following the success of ICPP1 (GRENOBLE 2013) and ICPP2 (MILAN 2015), the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) is hosting 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC POLICY which will take place at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (NUS), SINGAPORE from Wednesday 28th June to Friday 30th June 2017. This conference is organised in conjunction with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. THE CALL FOR PAPERS IS OPEN The call for papers is now open until 15th January 2017. To find out more PRE-CONFERENCE - 27TH JUNE 2017 For the first time, a pre-conference of courses and workshops on Public Policy will be held the day before the conference for Ph

My reflections on the LSE-SIPA MPA dual degree

In this blog post, Laura Muller explains her motivations for pursuing a dual-degree Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Columbia’s School of International Public Affairs (SIPA), New York, with a concentration at SIPA in International Finance. Laura’s professional background is in Finance, having worked in Goldman Sachs (Wealth Management), J.P. Morgan (Emerging Markets) and Morgan Stanley (2016 Global Sustainable Finance Summer Fellow). She is interested in finance as a force for positive change, whilst unlocking value for investors. Why did you decide to pursue a Master of Public Administration (MPA)? The MPA is one of the few graduate degrees where a stu

On America´s malaise

Helmut K. Anheier says it’s time to ponder the causes, not the symptoms, of America’s malaise. Paul Krugman wonders in today´s New York Times whether the United States is on the verge of becoming a failed society. He no longer feels confident in his answer and writes “I thought there were more Americans who believe in progress and equality than there were Americans who were racist, xenophobic, misogynistic and homophobic.” These are strong words, to be sure, and they are also wrong and reflect a profound misdiagnosis of the fundamental dynamics that have shaped American society in recent decades. At the core of America´s misery as a society is a tragic failure of politics – not of making

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