government officials amid training program
from Shenzhen City Government is the latest in a long-standing partnership
members of the Shenzhen, China, city government are currently amid a four-week
professional training program at the Maxwell School, taking a range of courses
centered on improving the rule-of-law of their municipal government. Their
Syracuse visit runs through November 13, after which they visit New York City
and then return home.
School regularly welcomes a group of senior and middle-level government
officials from Shenzhen for a month-long course. Their participation is
coordinated in China by the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Institution (IER), which
collaborates with Peking University and the Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology. This is the eighth cohort of its kind from Shenzhen in an ongoing
relationship of executive education in professional practice hosted by the
Maxwell School and IER. The government officials hail from various local
governmental offices, such as the Office of Shenzhen Inspector General; the
Shenzhen Office of Emergency Management; the Urban Planning, Land, and
Resources Commission; and the Municipal Public Security Bureau.
The theme of
this year’s program is focused in improving the rule of law in city governance.
To that end, the cohort has spent its month in Syracuse learning about how to
improve the legislative process and to apply laws fairly within the context of
local governance. The program utilizes lectures, case study analysis, and
discussions to take a diverse perspective of how the application of the
legislative process can change in different contexts.
The Maxwell School has a long history of hosting
international groups for executive education sessions, and has been working
with the Shenzhen City Government in particular since 2007. Past cohorts from
Shenzhen have studied themes such as administrative accountability and public
Steven Lux, director
of Maxwell’s Executive Education program, is thrilled to welcome the eighth
Shenzhen cohort to Syracuse, adding “it’s a great opportunity to share with our
colleagues from China the principles of our legal systems and the rule of law
as Americans experience it.
“As we share
we actively compare our systems to the systems as they exist in China today. In
some cases, there are specific elements of our system that are relevant to
China’s current administrative law reform process. In other cases, it’s a great
opportunity to understand why things are different and likely to stay that way
for the near future. We are grateful and honored to welcome these officials to
the Maxwell School look and simply happy to continue strengthening our the
relationship with the Shenzhen City Government.” 11/05/15