Centre to Hold Conference on Transparency, Accountability


The Centre for Public and Non-profit Management (CPNM) at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) School of Public Administration is scheduled to host its annual Public Administration Research Conference (PARC) from April 12 to 14, 2018.

The Theme of the Conference is “A Return to ‘Governance in Dark Times’? Creating Spaces for Citizen Dialogue, Encouraging Engagement in Public Life, and Ensuring Government Transparency and Accountability”.

Being the 12th of its kind, the conference will be held at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Centre on the UCF campus in Orlando, Florida.

Continuing to focus on important public administration issues in the face of myriad of challenges bedevilling the American society, the conference theme is divided along political and social issues – like healthcare, immigration, freedom of expression and silent protest considering the low level of trust among one another and in government.

The conference organizers are calling for presentations from scholars and practitioners to help guide public and non-profit servants to create spaces for citizen dialogue, encourage engagement in public life, and ensure government transparency and accountability.

According to information available to the Media Rights Monitor, “Proposals may address the profound challenges of public service in a wide range of public management and policy domains, including, but not limited to: human and social services, non-profit management, budgeting and financial management, emergency management, and planning and economic development.

Presentations may be research papers, case studies, best practices, etc. that highlight authentic models of citizen involvement and engagement in building public trust.”

Interested authors are to submit proposals by sending an abstract not to exceed 500 words, indicating a title and the author(s) contact information to cpnm@ucf.edu.

Questions relating to conference logistics are to be directed to the CPNM Assistant Director, Ms. Maria-Elena Augustin at: Maria.Augustin@ucf.edu while enquiries relating to conference theme are to be sent to the Conference Committee Chair, Dr. Deborah A. Carroll at: Deborah.Carroll@ucf.edu.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is December 15, 2017.

More information about the conference can be found on: https://www.cohpa.ucf.edu.