Prof. Wolfgang Drechsler receives the prestigious 2017 Senator Peter B. Boorsma Award
Wolfgang Drechsler, Professor of Government at the Nurkse Department, received the 2017 Senator Peter B. Boorsma Award at SECoPA (the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration) 37th Annual Conference in Hollywood Beach, Florida, on 5 October.
Among the most prestigious recognitions in international public administration, the Boorsma Award honors “the practitioner or academician for facilitating over a period of many years the international exchange of knowledge and administrative practices that foster better performance in the public sector. The award symbolizes SECoPA’s recognition of the implications of the global village on management and performance in the public sector as well as its commitment to the study and exchange of administrative practices between the USA and other countries.” Boorsma Committee chairman and last year’s winner, Professor James Douglas (UNC-Charlotte), regularly teaches at the Nurkse Department as well.
Previous Boorsma Award winners include current South Korean Minister Pan Suk Kim, leader of the To Potami group in the Greek Parliament Panagiotis Georgiou Karkatsoulis, and leading academics Mark Holzer and M. Jae Moon, among others. Wolfgang Drechsler is one of the leading scholars world-wide dealing with Non-Western Public Administration (among other interests), including Confucian and Buddhist PA, with a regional focus on Southeast and East Asia. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Davis Center, and he has been a Visiting Professor i.a. in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Hangzhou, Yogyakarta, Bangkok, and Singapore.