Social Equity in Governance

Panel Chair: Blue Wooldridge

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The Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance focuses on issues of fairness, justice, and equity in a variety of public contexts, including, but not limited to: education, policing, welfare, housing, and transportation.

Early in its development this Standing Panel developed the following definition of social equity: “The fair, just and equitable management of all institutions serving the public directly or by contract; the fair, just and equitable distribution of public services and implementation of public policy; and the commitment to promote fairness, justice, and equity in the formation of public policy.” This Panel addresses multiple facets of social equity in governance, serving to advance research and create a resource for researchers, students, scholars, and public administrators.

Additional information about this Standing Panel includes:

From time to time, the Panel members invite non-Fellows to join as associate members. These individuals are invited to provide specific expertise to the Panel. If you feel that your background allows you to make a unique and significant contribution to this Panel's work contact Lisa Trahan at (202)-204-3648.

2017 Social Equity Leadership Conference

May 31 –  June 2, 2017
School of Public Administration l University of Nebraska at Omaha

Addressing the Complexity of Social Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Public Administration: Identifying Issues, Crafting Innovative Solutions and Celebrating Successes
This year’s conference examines the rising complexity associated with social equity, diversity and inclusion in public and nonprofit organizations. Nearly two decades into the new millennium, scholars and practitioners face unprecedented challenges in addressing issues of changing workforce demographics, healthcare affordability, environmental sustainability, social equity, diversity and inclusivity. This conference challenges us to identify the problems and obstacles associated with these issues, explore the alternatives for addressing them, and analyze strategies to build coalitions facing our world today.   
Track 1: Identifying Challenging Issues, Obstacles and Trends Associated with Social Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Public Administration
Track 2: Exploring Successes and Best practices in Addressing Twenty-first Century Challenges to Social Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Track 3: Analyzing Strategies to Build State and Local Coalitions to Address Social Equity Issues Today
Call for Proposals
We invite you to submit a proposal to the 2017 Social Equity Leadership Conference. This year’s event is proud to run concurrently with the Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC) and Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC). Individual, panel, roundtable and workshop proposals are welcome on all topics in public affairs, and we actively encourage submissions from faculty, practitioners and students.
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Don't miss out on this first-ever coalition of conferences in Omaha! Registration is $150 for academics and practitioners, $75 for students. Registration includes lunches and receptions during the conference. Check out the conference website now
We look forward to you visiting the premiere metropolitan university of the Midwest. See you this summer in Omaha!