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Call For Applications – 2019 International Summer Training Camp for Young Public Policy Scholars

2019 March

 

2019 International Summer Training Camp for Young Public Policy Scholars

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Hosted by
The Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong

Supported by
The Asia-Pacific Public Policy Network (AP-PPN)
Policy and Society (SSCI)
Journal of Asian Public Policy (ESCI)

 

The Department of Asian and Policy Studies of The Education University Hong Kong (EdUHK) proudly announces that the 2nd International Summer Training Camp for Young Public Policy Scholars will take place in Hong Kong from August 3 to 9, 2019, following the great success of the inaugural workshop. This one-week intensive training program synthesizes a variety of theoretical as well as methodological skills that are essential for early-career scholars and doctoral students in the field of public policy. A team of distinguished scholars and practitioners will host a series of workshop on cutting-edge academic topics such as big data, experimental research, institutional analysis, and action research, among others.

 

Supported by the Asia-Pacific Public Policy Network, Policy and Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Policy Studiesand Journal of Asian Public Policy, this training camp is a non-profit initiative. The standard fee is tentatively set as HK$8,000 that includes accommodation (student hostels in EdUHK), meals, and local transportation costs. No other major expenses are expected.

 

We cordially invite young scholars and doctoral students to apply. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to aps-summercamps@eduhk.hk. Please indicate the following information in your application: 1) full name as appears on passport), 2) institutional affiliation (university and department), 3) academic rank/professional title, 4) academic qualifications (highest degree held), 5) gender, 6) research interest, 7) E-mail address and telephone number. The deadline of application is April 30 2019.

 

PROGRAM RUNDOWN

August 3 (Sat)

Arrival and check in

 

August 4 (Sun)

9AM-12PM Opening and Workshop #1 The International Academic Publishing Enterprise: An Overview

Alex Jingwei He, Associate Editor, Journal of Asian Public Policy; Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK

2PM-5PM Workshop #2 New Trends in Public Policy Theories

Giliberto Capano, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Bologna; Co-Editor, Policy and Society

 

August 5 (Mon)

9AM-12PM Workshop #3 From Observational to Experimental Public Administration: Basics, Illustrations and Questions of Generalizability

Richard Walker, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong; President, Public Management Research Association

2PM-5PM Workshop #4 Doing Policy Research and Advocacy and Making a Real-World Impact: How Policymakers Perceive Academic Work and How Academics Can Influence Policymaking?

Anthony Bing-leung Cheung, Research Chair Professor, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK; Secretary for Transport and Housing (2012-2017), The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

6PM-9PM Workshop #5: Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research in Policy Studies: Why and How?

Alex Jingwei He, Associate Editor, Journal of Asian Public Policy; Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK

 

August 6 (Tue)21

9AM-12PM Workshop #6: Designing Social Policy

M Ramesh, Professor and UNESCO Chair on Social Policy Design in Asia, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; Co-Editor, Policy and Society

2PM-5PM Workshop #7: Machine Learning and Big Data: Application in Social Sciences

Jiwei Qian, Senior Research Follow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore

6PM-9PM Special Workshop #8: Documentary screening (The Walled Village*) and dialogue with Dr Isabella Ng on action research in public policy

Isabella Fung-sheung Ng, Associate Head and Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong.

*The Gold Remi Award at the 51st WorldFest Houston International Film Festival

 

August 7 (Wed)

9AM-12PM Workshop #9: Doing Institutional Analysis in Public Policy Research

Eduardo Araral, Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Co-Director, Institute of Water Policy, National University of Singapore

2PM-5PM Group discussion

August 8 (Thu)

9AM-3PM Excursion: Tap Mum Island

6PM-8PM Closing and Hong Kong-style Poon Choi Banquet

 

August 9 (Fri)

Check out and departure