Professor Soonhee Kim of the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs has been appointed as co-chair of a new Study Group on Trust and Public Attitudes organized in the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). The IIAS located in Brussels is a worldwide platform providing a space for exchanges that promote knowledge and practices to improve the organization and operation of Public Administration since 1930. The Study Group will conduct comparative research on public trust in government and citizenship in governance through organizing conferences and publishing books and articles related to the themes. She will work with the other co-chairs of Steven Van De Walle, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Masao Kikuchi, Meiji University, Japan for the next three years.