Strengthening relationships in public policy and education
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The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2015 conference is nowclosed. The draft program, registration information and other practical details can be found here.


2015 Transatlantic Policy Consortium Conference
“Rethinking Public Governance”
Budapest, Hungary, June 10-12, 2015


The role and activities of institutions and organizations in public governance has been of great importance throughout history. Extending from high to low politics, public governance has both short and long term effects in the political, security, economic, social and cultural spheres, thereby shaping the environment of our everyday lives.

Examining trends, changes and opportunities in public governance today is particularly important because the vibrant international environment continues to re-emphasize older issues while posing a new set of challenges as well. Managing both types of challenges demands innovative, unprecedented, perhaps even revolutionary approaches from all actors in public governance.

1. Improving global security
2. Improving public governance, state and capacity building
3. Multidisciplinary studies

Paper submissions (in MS Word) must be submitted in the form of an abstract not exceeding 650 words via the conference website. The following information must be provided when submitting a proposal: Name and affiliation of the person submitting the proposal, short (maximum 1 page) CV and contact details (including email address and phone number), title of the paper and presentation, track the paper is proposed to. Both abstracts and papers are to be written and submitted in English.

If you have questions about scientific content, you may contact Dr. Sameeksha Desai at

General Conference Registration- EUR 150.00
Registration for Presenters of Accepted Papers- EUR 100.00
PhD Student Registration- 50.00

Submission of Abstracts: April 30, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: May 5, 2015
Final Paper Submission: May 20, 2015

The Transatlantic Policy Consortium (TPC) consists of 36 North American and European higher education institutions that conduct education, training, and research in the field of public policy and administration. We currently have a network of 108 individuals from these institutions who participate in our activities. The Consortium is dedicated to promoting better understanding between the public policy/administration educators in the EU and the US, and to providing opportunities for the researchers, students and faculty members of the Consortium to interact, study, conduct research, and work together in a variety of ways on the pressing public policy issues facing Europe and North America.

The TPC was formed officially in May of 2000, and is self-financed, with the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs providing the Secretariat for the organization. The Consortium now has an annual colloquium of the consortium membership and guests that focuses on public policy issues of particular concern to the US/EU Transatlantic Agenda. These colloquia alternate on a yearly basis between the US and Europe.




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