Dr. Leslie A. Pal, Dean of the College of Public Policy (CPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, led an e-atelier on June 4-8 on the topic of “Policy Transfer: Models and Modalities”. The event was sponsored by the International Public Policy Association (IPPA), of which Dr. Pal is the Vice-President.
Dr. Pal was joined by a group of seven PhD students from Iran, Brazil, Netherlands, Kenya, Italy, Mexico, and Cameroon to explore the literature on the topic and applications in their doctoral research projects.
Their projects cover a variety of topics, including truck transport regulation, energy and artificial intelligence, anti-fake news legislation, participatory budgeting, extractive industries, and educational policy in Latin America. Dr. Pal’s most recent book in the field is Public Policy Transfer: Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects (2017), co-edited with Magdalena Hajiisky and Christopher Walker.
As countries and cities re-open around the world, amid the hopeful signs we also hear of setbacks, spikes, and re-closings. While there is still much we do not know about COVID-19, the last six months have taught us at least five basic lessons, and one big truth.
A highly informative and wide-ranging discussion on ‘COVID-19: Faith, Public Policy and Gender Nexus’ took place via a webinar hosted by Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).