Wed 19 Jul 2017 AT 17:30 pm , Wellington

IPANZ AGM with guest speaker Dr Chris Eichbaum

Notice is hereby given of the 81st Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ).

Life members, fellows, members and friends are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 19 July 2017.

Speaker and Topic:

Dr Chris Eichbaum, Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) and Reader in Government, Victoria University of Wellington

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IPANZ is seeking nominations from people who wish to join the IPANZ Board. The completed nomination form must be received by the General Manager no later than 2pm on Friday, 14 July 2017.


5.30pm - Registration

5.45pm - Institute's Annual General Meeting

6.15pm - Guest Speaker, Dr Chris Eichbaum

7.15pm - Networking and light refreshments

8.00pm - Finish

This notice of the IPANZ Annual General Meeting, the Board Nomination form, Minutes of the 2016 AGM and the IPANZ Business Plan 2017-18 are on our website.

Abstract for Chris' talk:

In 2005 Dr Chris Eichbaum of Victoria University of Wellington's School of Government and Massey University Professor of Politics Richard Shaw surveyed public servants, Ministers past and present, and political staff on the risks of politicisation associated with the advent of political advisers in Ministerial and Prime Ministerial Offices. That research has provided the basis for numerous publications, much of which is viewed as constituting a body of work that has underpinned international scholarship in a number of jurisdictions.

With the cooperation of IPANZ, Chris and Richard conducted follow up research this year, repeating many of the same panel of questions that were used in 2005, complemented by some additional lines of inquiry. This talk will be the first public release of some of the initial analysis.

Chris Eichbaum is a Reader in Government in the Victoria University Business School, and has recently completed an 11 month term as Victoria University's Vice Provost (Academic and Equity). Chris will be presenting on behalf of both of the principal researchers.