Pace University Celebrates 10th Anniversary of International Study Program with Trip to Japan

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management’s international study program for Japanese local government officials, University representatives will participate in a series of educational conferences and unite with their alumni at the Japan Local Government Center in Japan, Oct. 25-Nov. 3.

WHITE PLAINS, NY – In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management’s international study program for Japanese local government officials, University representatives will participate in a series of educational conferences and unite with their alumni at the Japan Local Government Center in Japan, Oct. 25-Nov. 3.
In Japan, faculty will make formal presentations at both a conference to be held at the Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities (JIAM) in Shiga Prefecture and in Tokyo to the leaders of CLAIR (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations). Discussions will focus on “performance measurement” as it is practiced in American and Japanese governments. Performance measurement is a management practice intended to specify program goals more clearly so that they can be better evaluated and to determine whether programs are being efficiently and effectively implemented. It is expected that the ideas generated at the conference will be widely disseminated to local governments in both countries.
Established in 1992 by Pace University’s Michaelian Institute and the New York office of the Japan Local Government Center (a division of CLAIR) the one year training program for Japanese local government officials was developed to provide Japanese career government officials with an understanding and appreciation of American government structure and governance practices and of American culture, as well as to enhance their English language skills. Reciprocally, Pace faculty and students have learned about Japanese government and culture.
The program consists of courses in American public administration, intense training in ESL, short internships locally, and a four month internship in a local, government, state, or nonprofit office; internship sites have ranged from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine.
The faculty and staff representatives attending the conference include: Professor of Public Administration, Dr. Anthony A. Cupaiuolo, the director of the study program; Brian J. Nickerson, JD, Director of the Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management and Associate Professor of Public Administration; Dr. Gregory Holtz, Institute Research Director; and Dr. Grant Loavenbruck, Institute Training Director and Lorraine Monaco, the Institute’s program coordinator.
The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management and its legal research affiliate, the Municipal Law Resource Center, respond to needs of the public and not-for-profit sectors for governance and management training and development, and for research to support and enhance their operations.
For further information on this program or the trip to Japan please contact Anthony Cupaiuolo at (914) 422-4462.

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