Call for Papers for the 2023 ADSPA Florida Public Administration Colloquium!

Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022
Save the Date: Annual PhD Colloquium - January 27, 2023. Association of Doctoral Students in Public Administration (ADSPA). Event Sponsored by Facutly and Staff of FAU School of Public Administration, Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), ADSPA. In person event. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Birkland, Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, North Carolina State University


January 27th, 2023 - Florida Atlantic University

Florida boasts a high volume and quality of doctoral students studying public administration and public affairs. Striving to
create statewide camaraderie, collaboration, and networking opportunities, we are proud to announce the Annual Florida
Public Administration Colloquium sponsored by the FAU Association of Doctoral Students at the School of Public
Administration (ADSPA). This single day conference is intended to consolidate and promote public administration research
and writing activities among doctoral students in Florida. There is no cost to attend.

The Colloquium will start promptly at 9 a.m. Opening remarks will take place between 9 and 9:15 a.m., and the first panel
presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Panels will last for approximately one hour, with a short break before the next panel
presentation begins. Lunch follows at 12:00 p.m., along with a presentation and discussion from our keynote speaker, Dr.
Thomas Birkland, Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, North Carolina State University.

Conference Topics

The 2023 Program Committee invites paper and panel proposals that correspond to any of the following topics:

  • Reconciling democratic citizenship
    and administrative neutrality
  • Building nonprofit capacity
  • Administrative burdens and social
  •  Diversity in government
  •  The state of public service: workforce
  • Ethics and corruption
  • Immigration, border control, and
    refugee crisis management
  •  Environmental policy and
  •  Public administration and technology
  • Contemporary issues in society
  • Disaster management and social
  • Postmodern Public Administration
  • Open Theme

Proposal Submission

Individual paper proposals should be no more than one page. With your proposal, please indicate the
theme your paper addresses, your organization affiliation and contact information. At minimum,
abstracts require a paragraph discussion that includes your research question and what you intend to
study. Full papers do not need to be completed at this time. You may be asked to submit a DRAFT
of your paper to your panel moderator at least two weeks prior to the conference date in order to
facilitate fruitful academic discussions.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 16th, 2022

Submissions are due Friday, December 16th, 2022, and should be submitted in MS Word or PDF via
email to If you would like to request a specific time for presentation, please
indicate this in your proposal. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.