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Shenzhen Municipal Government

The Maxwell School has been a key training institution for the Metropolitan Project of the Shenzhen City Government since August, 2007.  In order to help deepen the understanding of public administration theory, to improve policy making and management skills for directors-general in Shenzhen, the Shenzhen City Government has authorized the Peking University- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Shenzhen Hong Kong Institution to commission the Maxwell School to host training programs annually. The training programs will cover a wide range of areas in public administration through classroom lectures, discussion, case study analysis a well site visits to local, state and federal government agencies.

Past Activities and Events

August - September.  2008 – The Maxwell School hosted the second training program for the Shenzhen Municipal Government with the PKU-HKUST Shenzhen – Hong Kong Institution.  This one-month program, titled “Public Service Management,” was designed to meet the Shenzhen government officials’ increasing needs to build a “service-oriented” government.  It was especially targeted at introducing the participants to current initiatives and challenges in government management and public service delivery in the United States.   The program outlined tools and thoughts on how to identify, analyze, and address common challenges in public service management. Twenty-one senior level officials from Shenzhen participated in the program.

August - September 2007 - The Maxwell School, in partnership with the PKU-HKUST Shenzhen – Hong Kong Institution, hosted the first training program for the Shenzhen Municipal Government.  The one-month program, titled “Rule of Law and Oversight in City Governance,” focused mainly on introducing various mechanisms that the U.S. governments employ to assure government oversight and accountability.  The Maxwell School not only organized a series of academic sessions on campus of Syracuse University, but also arranged site visits to local, state and federal government agencies, relevant research institutions and non-government organizations. Twenty-five senior-level officials from Shenzhen participated in the program.