Published on 10/19/2017

The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in partnership with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), will be holding an international conference from 13-14 of November under the title: Toward a Quality Public Service Education in Doha, Qatar.


The conference provides an opportunity for those involved with public administration and public policy in the Arab world to investigate avenues for cooperation in the region and beyond. Conference attendees will discuss means for active ongoing cooperation and partnership to confront current and future challenges facing the Arab world, particularly in terms of program design, graduate employment, development of research areas, and other such challenges. 

Research into public policy and public administration and their teaching in the Arab world is scant. In spite of the establishment of departments teaching public administration and public service in some Arab colleges and institutes since the 1970s, the results of curriculum development, training, and research in public service and public policy education remain limited.   

This Conference will thus be the first of its kind on the Arab level and parallels the NASPAA conferences previously held in China and Mexico, which discussed the academic field of teaching and research into public affairs in those regions. 

A conference agenda can be viewed online here