2019 UIBE International Conference on MPA Programs
Dr. Laura Bloomberg, NASPAA Vice President and President-elect, and Martha Bohrt, Global Accreditation Manager, attended the 2019 UIBE International Conference on MPA Programs, which took place in Beijing on November 23 & 24.
The conference, organized by the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), was attended by representatives of MPA programs from all over China, including NASPAA Accredited programs at Tsinghua University, Renmin University, and Zhejiang University.
Dr. Bloomberg served as a keynote speaker, noting that, for the field of public service education, being "global is no longer an option," but rather the only way forward. She emphasized the need for building a strong network of interconnected collaborators and move away from the "chessboard" model of winners against losers, resonating with the message of globalization delivered by panelists throughout the event.
We thank UIBE for the invitation and for such being such wonderful hosts.