Keynote Lectures and Workshops

The following lectures were either given to members of overseas or Australian governments on the basis of a special invitation or were keynote addresses to conference panels.

2014

  • 30 January 2014:  “International policy transfer networks and policy change”, Public Policy Network Conference, Canberra, 30-31 January.
  • 17 February 2014: ‘The Democracy-Politics Paradox: the Dynamics of Political Alienation’ (with Gerry Stoker), Is there a crisis of democracy? Symposium, IGPA.
  • 8 April 2014: “Governing for the future – leading the Innovative Council” (Keynote), 7th Local Government Workforce Development National Forum, University House, ANU.
  • “Nudging, Thinking and Co-designing with Citizens”, UK Cabinet Office, Open Policy-making Programme.
  • Disability Policy
  • 19 May 2014: NATSEM-IGPA Federal Budget Luncheon, (Panellist), Parliament House, televised Sky.
  • 2 October 2014: “The Power of One – power and powerlessness” (with Max Halupka), Australian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Sydney.
  • 9 October 2014: ‘Disability Policy Reform – confronting the realities’ (Panellist), Parliamentary Triangle Seminar, Old Parliament House.
  • 10 October 2014 and 12 November: “Narrating Australian Democracy” (Keynote), Australian Museum of Democracy and televised TEDx and Lateline interviews.
  • 7 November 2014: “Innovation in Local Government”, (Keynote), New South Wales Local Government Association Conference (Keynote), Rydges World Square, Sydney.

2013

  • 13 March 2013: “Foundations of Public Governance in Democratic Countries: Lessons Learned from Europe and Australia” (Keynote), Federal conference on ‘Public Management for Development’, Ministry of Planning, Brasilia.
  • 25 March 2013: “Governance of recovery and the recovery of Governance in the Murray-Darling Basin”, 2013 UK Political Studies Association, Cardiff, UK.
  • 27 March 2013:  “Localism and collaborative problem solving in communities experiencing stress”, (Keynote), PRDU Symposium University of York, UK.
  • 22 May 2013: “Enhancing Strategic Policy Capability”, (Keynote), NZ State Services Commission, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • 24th June 2013: “Key Challenges facing the Sustainability of Rural Communities: A Policy Review” with Professor Anthony Hogan (ANU), Murray Darling Basin Futures Collaborative Research Network, Canberra.
  • 25th June 2013: “How do Australians Imagine their Democracy?” Professor Mark Evans and Professor Gerry Stoker, (Keynote), Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.
  • 28th June 2013:  “Multi-level Governance and Institutional Layering: the Case of National Water Governance” (with Lain Dare), 2013 International Conference on Public Policy, Grenoble, France.
  • 25th July 2013: “Not Yet 50/50: Barriers to the Progress of Senior Women in the APS”, (Keynote), Old Parliament House and televised ABC ‘Big Ideas’ Programme.
  • 20th August 2013: “Centenary Canberra and Social Development”, (Keynote), Conference, “Centenary Canberra: Past, Present and Future”, University of Canberra.
  • 19th September 2013: “Opportunities for localism in the Murray-Darling Basin: a critical reflection”, with Lain Dare,
  • Murray Darling Basin Futures Collaborative Research Network, Canberra.
  • 30 September 2013: “How do Australians Imagine Their Democracy,” (with Gerry Stoker), “Multi-level Governance and Institutional Layering: the Case of National Water Governance”, (with Lain Dare), 2013 Australian Political Studies Association Conference, Perth, 30 September – 2 October.
  • 28th November 2013: “Murray Darling Rivers: Can Indigenous Stories Reshape 21st Century Policy?”, National Press Club and televised as ABC ‘River Stories’ Programme, Australia Day, 7.30pm. See: http://www.governanceinstitute.edu.au/resources/past-events/200/murray-darling-rivers-can-indigenous-stories-reshape-21st-century-policy.
  • 5 December 2013: “Not yet 50/50: Barriers to the Progress of Senior Women in the Australian Public Service”, Australian Federal Reserve Bank.

2012

  • 24 February 2012, “What happens when citizens decide”, (Panellist) Parliamentary Triangle Seminar, Old Parliament House, ABC TV.
  • March 2012: 'Towards public value management?', 'What is Governance?', DIT Graduate Program; 'Policy and Strategy', South Australia Executive Service, Adelaide; 'Social participation - lessons from Europe', (Keynote), Ministry of Planning, Brazil.
  • 1 August 2012: ‘Solving challenges in Regional Australia - can localism work?’ (Panellist), Parliamentary Triangle Seminar, Old Parliament House, ABC TV.
  • 4 August 2012: Chartered Secretaries Australia, ‘Public Sector Governance Update’, (Keynote), National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
  • 5 August 2012: Department of Regional Australia, ‘Understanding localism and its application in an Australia of the Regions’ (Workshop Convenor).
  • 4 September 2012: ACT Policy Officer’s Network, ‘Collaboration across government’, (Keynote), ACT Legislative Assembly.
  • 13 September 2012: Murray Darling Basin Authority, ‘Understanding localism and its application in an Australia of the Regions’ (Workshop Convenor).
  • 19 September 2012: Murray Darling Basin Authority,  ‘Localism and the Implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan’ (Workshop Convenor).
  • 21 September 2012: ‘The Governance of Recovery and the Recovery of Governance: the promise of localism in the Murray Darling Basin’, Symposium, Understanding Localism, Anne Harding Conference Centre.
  • 23 October 2012: Institute of Public Admnistration Australia/Department of Education and Workplace Relations, ‘Reach out – improving collaboration between researchers and the public service’ (Keynote), televised ABC.

2011

  • 29 January 2011: ‘Introducing the Royal Jordanian Academy of Governance’, Ministry of Public Sector Reform, Jordan.
  • 25 February 2011: ‘Towards Public Value in Local Government’, Workshop for the Australian Business Excellence Network, Hotel Windsor, Melbourne.
  • 11 March 2011: ‘Building the Capacity for Public Value Innovation in Local Government’, Workshop for Marrickville City Council, Sydney.
  • 8 August 2011: ‘International policy transfer networks and policy change: Tall tales from Afghanistan, China and East Arnhem, Conference’, HC Coombs Policy Forum-ANZSOG Institute for Governance Symposium, ‘Under what circumstances is policy transfer likely to be successful?’, the Innovation Centre, University of Canberra.
  • 30 August 2011: ‘Understanding the policy-implementation interface’, Clifton suites, ANZSOG Pacific Executive Program, Canberra.
  • 30 August 2011: ‘Policy learning from overseas’, Clifton suites, ANZSOG Pacific Executive Program, Canberra.
  • 5 September 2011: ‘Building the Capacity for Public Value Innovation in Local Government’, Workshop for ELGLP, University House, ANU.
  • 6 September 2011: ‘Designing citizen-centric policy-making’, Workshop for ELGLP, University House, ANU.
  • 8 September 2011: ‘Aligning regional and local agendas’, Workshop for ELGLP and Department of Regional Australia, University House, ANU.
  • 16 September 2011: ‘Designing integrity indicators’, Austrade, Canberra.
  • 23 September 2011: ‘Understanding public value’, ACT Executive Leadership Program, Yellow Edge, Barton, Canberra.

2010

  • 8 February 2010: conducted one day workshop on ‘Innovation and Governance’, National Exhibition Centre, Criterion Conferences.
  • 9-10 February 2010: chaired two day conference on ‘Implementing Governance’, National Exhibition Centre, Criterion Conferences.
  • 19 February 2010, Barakat, S., Evans, M., & Zyck, S., ‘Post-Conflict Legitimacy: An Alternative Paradigm for Reconstruction and Stabilization’, International Studies Association, New Orleans, 18 February 2010.
  • 15 March 2010, ‘Building public value through policy, governance and innovation’, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Perth WA.
  • 30 March 2010: Chaired Minter Ellison Connections Workshop, ‘Building Australia’s Future’, with Mike Mrdak and Mark Birrell, Minter Ellison, National Circuit, ACT.
  • 4 June 2010, ‘Towards pubic value local government?’, LGAT Annual Conference, Hobart.
  • January to July 2010, keynotes on ‘Excellence in Local Government Leadership’ held in LGAWA (Perth), LGAQ (Brisbane and Kiwane Waters), LGASW (Adelaide), LGAT (Hobart), LGpro & LGA Victoria (Melbourne), and, ACT (Canberra).
  • 12 August 2010, ‘Towards pubic value local government?’, LGMA SA Workshop, Adelaide.
  • 1 November 2010, Chief Minister's Workshop on 'Citizen-centered Policy-making', Nara House.

2009

  • 17 February 2009, ‘Policy Transfer, Post-war Reconstruction and the World Bank: the Case of Afghanistan’s National Solidarity Programme’, ISA Conference, New York City.
  • 8 April 2009, ‘Understanding Competition States’, PSA Conference, Manchester.
  • 17 June 2009, ‘Policy Transfer, Post-war Reconstruction and the World Bank: the Case of Afghanistan’s National Solidarity Programme’, ANZSOG Institute for Governance, University of Canberra.
  • 15 July 2009: conducted Masterclass on ‘Government Policy and Implementation’ with Margaret Saner (UK Cabinet Office), IQPC, Hotel Realm, Canberra.
  • 24 July 2009, ‘Conceptualising Integrity in Public Administration’, Symposium on ‘Understanding Integrity Agencies’, ANZSOG Institute for Governance, University of Canberra.
  • 31 July 2009: ‘Integrity in Public Administration’, lecture to staff of DAFF, Canberra.
  • 9 September 2009, ‘Let Right Be Done: Understanding Integrity in Public Administration, Transparency International Australia, CPN Annual Forum, Sydney.
  • 24 September 2009, Keynote: ‘Networks, Citizens and Public Value – Towards Deep Democratization?’ National MPA Conference, University of York, UK.
  • 28 September 2009, Keynote: The Norton Lecture, ‘Networks, Citizens and Public Value – Towards Deep Democratization?’ Centre for British Politics, University of Hull, UK.
  • 29 September 2009, ‘Narratives on British Democracy’ Symposium, Centre for British Politics, University of Hull, UK.
  • 14 November 2009, Chief Minister's Workshop on 'Transforming our Services', Nara House.
  • 24 November 2009, ‘Knowledge Brokering: An Action Based Research Perspective’, APHCRI & PHCRIS Workshop, Rydges, Brisbane.
  • 30 November 2009, ‘After Nolan – the Sad Death of the Seven Principles of Public Life’, Parliament House, Parliamentary Studies Centre, Canberra.
  • 3 December 2009, ‘Governance, Risk and Compliance’ – Towards a Public Value Approach?, Workshop on Governance and Risk, Tonkin Corporation, Rydges, Canberra.
  • 4 December 2009, ‘Mapping the Policy Environment’, 2009 Mairead O’Brien Memorial Symposium on Financial Sustainability, University of Canberra.

2008

  • March 2008 ‘A Project in Search of a Bid Idea?’ Gordon Brown and Public Services Reform Symposium on ‘the Brown Effect’, Centre for British Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull
  • April 2008 New Labour and the Rise of the New Constitutionalism PSA Conference, Swansea Post-war Reconstruction and the World Bank: the Case of Afghanistan’s National Solidarity Programme Administrative Reform in International Perspective Special workshop on ‘Administrative Reform’ convened for the PM of Kazakhstan, Astana Performance Measurement and Service Delivery Principles and Practice in E-Governance
  • July 2008 Administrative Reform in International Perspective Keynote lecture at TIRI’s Integrity in Public Administration Conference, Central European University, Budapest
  • Sept 2008 Cameron’s Competition State Symposium on ‘Cameron’s Conservatives’, Centre for British Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull, UK.

2007

  • March 2007 The World Bank and Post-war Reconstruction: the Case of Afghanistan’s National Solidarity Programme Keynote lecture delivered to the Institute of Governance and Public Management, Warwick University.
  • May 2007 Understanding Embedded Corruption in Public Administration – Some Comparative Observations Conference on , Transparency International/International Business Solutions/School of Public Administration, Renmin University, Beijing Towards Public Value? Negotiating the Problems of Networked Governance Invited lecture, First Sino-European Conference on Public Administration, School of Public Administration, Renmin University, Beijing New Directions in Chinese and European Public Administration Post-war Reconstruction and the World Bank: the Case of Afghanistan’s National Solidarity Programme Invited lecture, School of Public Administration, Zhengzhou University Towards Public Value? Administrative Reform in the UK Invited lecture, National Development and Reform Commission, PRP China, Beijing.
  • June 2007 New Labour and the Rise of the New Constitutionalism Symposium on “Ten Years of New Labour”, Centre for British Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull.
  • Nov 2007 Negotiating the Problems of Network Governance China-Europe Public Administration Conference, China National School of Administration.

2006

  • March 2006 Mid-term Evaluation of the NSP: Preliminary Findings Keynote lecture delivered to the World Bank and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Rural Affairs, Kabul.
  • May 2006 Towards Public Value Management Keynote lecture delivered to the Department of Public Administration, Nanjing University, Nanjing.
  • Nov 2006 The World Bank and Post-war Reconstruction: the Case of Afghanistan’s National Solidarity Programme Keynote lecture delivered at the British Council Exhibition, Tokyo.

2005

  • May 2005 Understanding UK Governance Keynote lecture delivered to the Department of Public Administration, Renmin University, Beijing, China Policy Transfer in Global Perspective Keynote lecture delivered to the Department of Political Science, Peking University, Beijing, China.
  • Oct 2005 Mid-term Evaluation of the NSP: Theory and Method Keynote lecture delivered to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Rural Affairs, Kabul.

2004

  • Oct 2004 Studying Public Administration in the UK: a York Perspective British Council Exhibition, Beijing, China Understanding UK Governance Department of Public Administration, keynote lectures delivered to the Renmin University, Beijing, China Using Policy Transfer as a Tool for Rational Policy-making Keynote lecture delivered to the Central Party School, Beijing, China Policy Transfer in Global Perspective Keynote lecture delivered at WWUN conference ‘Strategic Management in Urban Governance’ at Zhejiang University, Hanzhou.

2003

  • March 2003 Evaluating the Social Impact of Equitization in Vietnam Keynote lectures delivered to the Confederation of Labour, Market Reform in Comparative Perspective Hochiminh City Vietnam.
  • April 2003 Policy Transfer in Global Perspective Keynote lectures delivered to the National School for Public Administration, Administrative Reform in the UK Beijing, China Administrative Reform in Comparative Perspective National School for Public Administration, Beijing, China Globalisation, New Labour and the Rise of the British Competition State Keynote lectures delivered to the Central Party School, Beijing, China The New Governance: Positive and Negative Lessons for China Xi’An Provincial Government Training College, Xi’An, China.

2002

  • March 2002 Evaluating the Social Impact of Equitization in Vietnam Institute of Social Sciences,
  • Hochiminh City, Vietnam Market Reform and Policy Transfer.
  • Sept 2002 Policy Transfer in Global Perspective University of ITESM, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Dec 2002 Understanding Governance and the Role of Public Administration Keynote lectures delivered to the Afghan Assistance Coordination Authority, Transparency and Accountability Kabul, Afghanistan Policy Transfer in Global Perspective Key Challenges in Public Administration and Development Policy Evaluation and Post-war Reconstruction Change Management.

2001

  • March 2001 Back to Basics: Reconstruction and Development in Sri Lanka Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies/ Government of Sri Lanka, Hilton Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • April 2001 Neo-liberalism and Policy Transfer in a Competition State: the Case of Welfare Reform in Britain International Studies Association Regional Conference, Hong Kong.