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The goals of the visit were the following:

  • To foster collaborations and partnerships between AUC and University of Georgia, USA

  • To enrich the research experience, of AUC students by giving them the opportunity to meet and work with leading researchers

Dr. Bradely held a workshop to PPAD students on March 13th, 2019 on "How to Publish in Top Public Policy and Administration Journals?”.  DVR Wright discussed various issues and challenges about publishing in the top journals in the fields of Public Policy and Public Administration from his own practical experience and knowledge as the (immediate past) Editor of Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Dr. Bradely Elbert Wright


On April 22nd the department held a talk by Distinguished Visiting Researcher (DVR), Professor Niaz Khan. The lecture entitled "Climate Change in Bangladesh: Challenges, Responses and Lessons" and was moderated by GAPP Associate Dean, Dr Laila El Baradei. 

Prof. Khan is Professor and Former Chairman of the Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka; Senior Academic Advisor and Academic Fellow, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development; and Executive Director, Centre for Resources and Development Research. His career reflects a rich blend of academic and practicing development management experiences gained in Bangladesh, Thailand and the United Kingdom. He headed the Bangladesh Office of the world’s largest environmental network organization called - International Union for Conservation Nature (IUCN) as Country Representative


On May 8, the department organized a session by Distinguished Visiting Researcher (DVR), Dr Jose de Oliveira, Editor-in-Chief of Public Administration and Development, a Wiley Journal. The lecture entitled "Science-Policy in the Global Change: Governing under Planetary Limits" and was moderated by Dr Hamid Ali.

Dr  Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira focuses on policy and governance. His scholarship touches on planning, environmental policy, development studies, business and society, public administration, urban studies and governance. He is particularly interested in institution building and policy implementation across different levels, such as the way global institutions link to local governance and action. His work has been based in over 20 countries to date, across all continents