Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Willy Brandt School´s contributions to the ICPP4 International Conference in Montreal

Prof. Dr. Heike Grimm and Juliane Corredor Jimenez organized a panel during the 4th International Conference on Public Policy at Concordia University Montréal, Canada, held bi-annually by the International Public Policy Association, short IPPA. The Conference took place from June 26th to 28th and reunited public policy scholars from all over the world with a particular focus on the topics ‘rise of populism’, ‘comparative public policy methodologies’ and ‘climate disorder’.The panel “Development Policy at the Crossroad: What really Matters for Sustainable Progress?” addressed traditional development strategies while specifically contrasting international organizations and donor involvement with bottom-up entrepreneurial activities in developing countries. The panel contributions reflected a variety of approaches, ranging from the African perspective to India’s role in attaining the SDGs. The panel concluded with the role of community productivity and entrepreneurship in development strategies, with special regards to sustainable development.

Furthermore, Professor Grimm participated in the panel which honored Professor Richard Rose who received the IPPA Career Award 2019 for his distinctive contributions to policy studies, both in practice and theory. The panel participants Guy Peters (President IPPA, University of Pittsburgh), Marleen Brand (Vice President IPPA, KU Leuven), Richard Rose  (University of Strathclyde, Scotland) and Heike Grimm, Vice Director Willy Brandt School, discussed the award winners publications from various perspectives including comparative or anti-corruption policies as well as the relationship between politics, public policy, democracy and populism.