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SECoPA conference will bridge public administration theory, policy, practice

The 2006 Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, co-sponsored by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Georgia chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, will be held Sept. 27-30 at the Classic ­Center. Speakers for the event include Harvey White, ASPA president-elect; Don Kettl, director of the Fels Institute of Government at Pennsylvania State University; Robert Golembiewski, UGA Distinguished Research Professor; and Hamilton Jordan, chief of staff for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and UGA temporary faculty member. SECoPA will feature several panel sessions,
a symposium on disaster management and a professional development track for public sector professionals.

“Today’s government practitioners confront an increasingly diverse number of issues each day,” said Steve Condrey, Vinson Institute faculty member and conference co-chair. “Our conference theme of bridging theory, policy and practice represents our intention to have sessions that are of value to both the academic and public sector communities.”

Additional information about SECoPA 2006, is available online (