The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA 2021) is the premier forum for public policy and administration scholarships in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The annual AMEPPA conference attracts academicians, practitioners, and graduate students not just from its primary disciplines of public policy, public administration, and public sector management but also political science, development studies, economics, area studies and international affairs from both the MENA region and around the world.
On behalf of the College of Public Policy (CPP) and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), it is our honor to host the 10th Annual Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA 2021) conference. I would like to extend warm greetings to all attendees. I am sure that you will find the conference to be stimulating and informative.
CPP is one of six colleges at HBKU, a research-intensive university with a focus on graduate education. Our college has a distinctive MPP that connects global policy issues to national and regional challenges. We are looking forward to contributing to, and learning from the exchanges that the AMEPPA conferences have been known for over the past decade.
The Conference Organizing Committee, in collaboration with AMEPPA, has put together a first-class program that is sure to enrich and inform research agendas on key policy and administrative questions.
My colleagues, our students and our staff look forward to welcoming you to CPP and HBKU. Best wishes for a great conference.
Dr. Leslie A. Pal
Founding Dean – College of Public Policy
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA 2021), I would like to express our gratitude to Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) for hosting and supporting AMEPPA 2021. The conference committee is looking forward to an exemplary conference in which the latest disciplinary advances and practitioner insights are discussed with an intellectual vibrancy, domestic and regional focus, and an engaged interaction between academicians and practitioners.
We have planned a rich social program including a conference dinner and optional social tours of the most eye-catching and historic attractions of Doha as well as Education City. It is my hope that all conference participants will have an opportunity to experience the friendly Qatari culture and the extraordinary beauty of our land.
Dr. Kim Moloney
College of Public Policy, HBKU
Chair of AMEPPA Conference Committee