About the Conference

HKU-USC-IPPA Conference on Public Policy :
Coping with Policy Complexity in the Globalized World

This Conference focuses on understanding policy complexity and its many manifestations, assessing critically the challenges posed to policy actors in the public, business and social sectors. It aims to investigate how policy actors in different societies have coped with complexity through institutional, instrumental, and managerial innovations, The Conference will serve as a platform for a exploring how the diverse experiences might coalesce to form the basis for new knowledge and insights for the study and practice of public policy. The Steering Committee is particularly interested to address these issues from the perspective of East-West comparison.

This Conference is organized in a series of clusters or tracks.  In each of the clusters there will be a series of panels taking place throughout the conference. This organization will enable the participants to engage in more extended discussions of those topics. The panels in the clusters will be open for anyone to attend, whether they are giving an abstract in that cluster or not.