About the Conference

Past Lien Conferences 

2015 Lien Conference on Good Governance: Global Issues, Local Context  

This conference was organized by the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship and NCPA on 20-21 November 2015 at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel in Singapore. The theme was ''Global Issues, Local Context". It was co-organized with the ASPA and its Section on Chinese Public Administration (SCPA) as well as the IIAS, with generous support from the Lien Foundation.

Mr Laurence Lien, Chairman of the Lien Foundation; Professor Bertil Andersson, President of NTU; and Mr Kwek Mean Luck, Lien Fellow and Second Solicitor-General of the Attorney-General's Chambers in Singapore, were invited as distinguished guests to deliver opening remarks at the conference.

This conference was attended by more than 200 scholars, researchers, and practitioners from across the world, including 19 Lien Fellows. A round table discussion was held for the Lien Fellows on the first day of the conference, and 20 concurrent panel sessions on the the second day. More than 70 speakers presented their research papers during the conference. It also received wide coverage by major media outlets in Singapore.


2013 Lien Conference on Public Administration: Public Service Delivery and Evaluation: International Perspectives

The 2013 Lien Conference on Public Administration themed “Public Service Delivery and Evaluation” was held in Singapore on 15-16 November 2013. Sponsored by the Lien Foundation, the conference was co-organised by NCPA at NTU, the School of International and Public Affairs at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ASPA, and the SCPA.

Mr. S. R. Nathan, Singapore’s former President, was the Guest-of-Honour at the opening ceremony. Professor Freddy Boey, NTU Deputy President & Provost, and Mr. Laurence Lien, Chairman of the Lien Foundation, delivered the welcome addresses.

A number of prominent speakers made lively presentations and discussed key issues pertaining to public administration. They included ASPA President, Dr. Stephen Condrey; Professor Jack Knott, Dean of the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California; and Professor Yong-duck Jung, President of the Korean Association for Public Administration.

More than 100 international renowned academics and senior government officials from 18 countries and regions attended the conference.