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Conference | Conference PUPOL: Public and Political Leadership

Leadership in Progress: New Avenues in Studying and Developing Public and Political Leadership

Thursday 16 April 2020 - Friday 17 April 2020
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Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

We are proud to announce that the fifth PUPOL International Conference will take place in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 15,16 and 17 April 2020. The Leiden Leadership Centre of Leiden University will act as a host for this conference. Please contact pupol2020@leidenuniv.nl if you have any questions or remarks.

PUPOL2020: Call for Abstracts

Leadership in Progress: New Avenues in Studying and Developing Public and Political Leadership. The Call for Abstracts is closed. Please contact pupol2020@leidenuniv.nl if you have questions or remarks.

The increasing complexity of issues and challenges we are facing in the public domain is raising a call for a better understanding and development of the role of leadership. As policies, structures, systems and laws alone are not the answer, we require knowledge and learning about public and political leadership that is much more in depth and meets the demands that actors and institutes are confronted with in real life. Notions that leadership can be seen as distributed, shared, a process, behavioral, network-based and often in between functions, organizations and nations provide us with exciting new perspectives and research questions. Closer collaboration between different disciplines and professions both in academia and practice together will advance our understanding and the development of public and political leadership.

To progress leadership and to study leadership in progress, we invite scholars to submit papers that provide new ways of studying and conceptualizing leadership around any of the following themes:

  • Leadership issues in relation to real and complex issues in public organizations and the larger public and political domain.
  • Leadership as a dynamic process of actions and behaviours.
  • The interaction between leadership on various levels (political and administrative leadership, international, national and local governments, hierarchical levels within public organizations etc.)
  • The strategic challenges of creeping and transboundary crises for public leadership
  • Leadership studies that involve co-production between academics and practitioners.
  • Leadership issues in international and interorganizational collaboration.
  • The promise and dark side of leadership in uncertain times.
  • New lenses and interdisciplinary perspectives to study and develop leadership.
  • New methods, multi-methods and cross-case comparisons to study and develop leadership.

The Call for Abstracts is closed. Please contact pupol2020@leidenuniv.nl if you have questions or remarks.

​​​​​​Abstracts can be submitted for research that is conceptual or empirical, descriptive or explanatory and qualitative or quantitative. Empirical papers can be focused on a broad range of (semi) public organizations such as central government, local government, health care and education organizations.

When submitting abstracts we are inviting scholars to link clearly to the overall theme and one or more of the identified sub-themes, both in the abstract and by identifying 5 specific keywords*.

*After abstracts have been submitted and authors have confirmed their attendance by registration, panels will be grouped based on themes and approaches.

  • Submission deadline paper proposals and abstracts (500 – 800 words): 1 November 2019 (Extended deadline: 11 November 2019).
  • Decision on papers: 13 December 2019
  • Deadline for early bird registration: 1 February 2020
  • Final deadline for registration: 20 March 2020
  • Final deadline for submission of full papers: 27 March 2020
Arjen Boin

Arjen Boin

Arjen Boin is Professor of Public Institutions and Governance at the Institute of Political Science, Leiden University. Before he moved to Leiden, he was a professor of public governance and crisis management at the Utrecht School of Governance and associate professor at the Public Administration Institute, Louisiana State University.

Arjen Boin has published widely on topics of crisis and disaster management, leadership, institutional design and organizational issues. His most recent book, Managing Hurricane Katrina (Louisiana State University Press, 2019), investigates the lessons that should be learned from this mega-disaster. His other books include The Politics of Crisis Management (Cambridge University Press, winner of APSA’s Herbert A. Simon book award), Governing after Crisis (Cambridge UP, 2008), Crisis Management: A Three Volume Set of Essential Readings (Sage, 2008), Designing Resilience (Pittsburgh UP, 2010), MegaCrises (Charles C Thomas, 2012) and The EU as Crisis Manager: Patterns and Prospects (Cambridge UP, 2013).

John Antonakis

John Antonakis

John Antonakis is of Swiss, Greek, and South-African nationality. He is Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He frequently consults and provides talks, trainings, and workshops to private and public organizations on leadership and human resources issues. He has published in a variety of top journals, including Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, The Leadership Quarterly, Harvard Business Review and many others. He has also published three books. His research has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, NEWSWEEK, TIME, BBC News, The Economist, Forbes, The New Yorker, Fast Company and many hundreds of other news sources, including TV and Radio.

John Antonakis will give a keynote speech with the title: 'Charisma: What is it and does it matter?'.

Note for overseas scholars: you have the opportunity to combine the 5th PUPOL conference with the IRSPM Conference taking place 22-24 April 2020, Tampere University, Finland.

The conference fee will be €150,- for PhD students, €195,- for early bird registration and after the 9th of Februari the regular fee will be €250,-. The transaction costs in order to complete the payment are not included.

  • PhD Ticket: €150,- (€155 including transaction costs - final deadline for registration: 27 March 2020)
  • Early bird Ticket: €195,-  (€205 including transactions costs - final deadline early bird registration: 9 February 2020)
  • Regular Ticket: €250,- (€260 including transaction costs - final deadline for registration: 27 March 2020)
  • Partner Ticket: €50 (Join the Dinner and Conference Welcome - final deadline for registration: 27 March 2020)

Below you can find some hotel options that are nearby the conference location at Turfmarkt 99, The Hague. There are of course many more hotels in the city Centre of The Hague, varying from budget friendly hotels to more luxurious hotels. Later we will inform you about the hotel deals.

Boutique Hotel Corona

Buitenhof 39, 2513 AH Den Haag

This hotel is ideally situated in the Buitenhof area, the city centre of The Hague. As a visitor of Boutique Hotel Corona, you’re at walking distance of the Mauritshuis, Binnenhof (Houses of Parliament) and ‘het Plein’ (the Square). The PUPOL conference (Turfmarkt 99) is also at walking distance.The Scheveningen sea is only a 14-minute tram ride away from the hotel.

Holiday Inn Express The Hague – Parliament

Lange Houtstraat 5 , The Hague

Situated right at the heart of the Dutch Government, the hotel’s location is unbeatable. The Binnenhof Parliament buildings, famous Escher Museum and Mauritshuis art museum are only a few steps away so it couldn’t be easier to enjoy their famous drawings, infinite staircases and spectacular buildings. At walking distance, you’re at the PUPOL conference location at Turfmarkt 99.

Park Hotel

Molenstraat 53, 2513 BJ The Hague

Located in the middle of The Hague’s Hofkwartier near the Great Church, Palace Gardens and Palace Noordeinde, Park Hotel Den Haag is a perfect oasis of calm in the middle of it all. Since the early 20th century, this hotel has been a destination for luxurious stays, business meetings and grand events.

Hotel Ibis Den Haag City Centre

Jan Hendrikstraat 10, 2512 GL Den Haag

Hotel Ibis Den Haag City Centre is an economy hotel for business and leisure. The ibis Den Haag City Centre is located in the heart of the 'Court City', a stone's throw from the Grand Church and the old City Hall. Take a look at the Knight's Hall at the Binnenhof and visit the Haags Historical Museum.

The Hague Teleport Hotel

Binckhorstlaan 131, Laak, 2516 BA Den Haag 

The Hague Teleport hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood just 1.8 KM away from The Hague Centraal station. From this station, it is only a 20 minute walk to the hotel. A local tram stop (“Goudriaankade”) is located at an 8 minute walk from the hotel doorstep.

Hotel Astoria The Hague

Stationsweg, Den Haag Centrum, 2515 BM Den Haag

Close to The Hague HS station, Hotel Astoria The Hague is located. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at Hotel Astoria The Hague.

Easy Hotel

Parkstraat 31, 2514 JD, The Hague

As a super budget hotel in the heart of The Hague city centre, easyHotel Den Haag is perfectly located for your visit. Explore the sights easily from your cheap hotel in Den Haag. As a comfortable and clean place to lay your head and just a 25-minute drive from Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport and five-minute tram-ride away from The Hague Central and Hollands Spoor train stations, you couldn’t be better placed in this great value hotel.

PUPOL2020 is organised by the Leiden Leadership Centre and hosted by the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs of Leiden University. The local organizing committie consists of:

Dr. Ben Kuipers (Chair, Director Leiden Leadership Centre), Prof. Dr. Sandra Groeneveld (Professor of Public Management), Prof. Dr. Arjen Boin (Professor of Public Institutions and Governance), Dr. Tanachia Ashikali, Dr. Bert Fraussen, Eduard Schmidt, MSc. and Alicia Slooff, BSc. (Conference Manager).

The Hague is proud to be known as the international city of peace and justice. With the presence of the government, parliament, ministries, national and international courts, countless European institutions, embassies and companies, The Hague has a prestigious international stature.

Things to see and to do in and around The Hague:

The Leiden Leadership Centre (LLC) at Leiden University in The Hague is a platform for research and education in the field of public leadership. The LLC explores new ways to successfully shape public leadership in complex situations, both now and in the future. Interdisciplinary and internationally, LLC works in partnership with academics and practitioners in the field of public leadership at the point at which theory and practice meet.

The LLC works along four pathways:

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