Dear Delegates, Dear Participants,
On behalf of the Council of Administration of IIAS, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2011 International Congress of IIAS in Lausanne, Switzerland from 4 to 9 July 2011. The International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) is very honoured to welcome you to the 2011 International Congress organized by IIAS and the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique (IDHEAP).
As a global organisation based in Brussels and established in 1930, IIAS aims to be the leading global association of public administration in the world. Over the years, the Institute has been a worldwide platform permitting the improvement of scientific knowledge and the practice of mutual learning within its network, in order to better use the organisation and the functionality of public administrations around the world. IIAS welcomes not only researchers and academics but also practitioners from all levels of government and the public sector around the world.
The 2011 International Congress in Lausanne could provide an ideal platform for researchers and government officials from all continents and regions to gather to share their ideas and thoughts on various topics on the main theme that will be addressed during the conference. The main theme is “Global Problems and National Regulations: Challenges to Regulatory Strategies,” which is very timely and compelling in an era of global economic stagnation. Based on the main theme, the congress will further discuss the following three subthemes: (1) water use and international management; (2) migration and transnational challenges; and (3) new trajectories to the rising need of a regulatory regime.
On behalf of the IIAS, I welcome your participation and wish you a very successful and fruitful congress, and many opportunities for exchanging new ideas and thoughts, establishing personal contacts and for networking. I am sure you will enjoy the congress and the beautiful city of Lausanne and its neighbouring cities in Switzerland. Once again, I would like to thank you for your past, present and future support and collaboration.
All the best!
Prof. Dr. Pan Suk Kim
President, International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)