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2024 Call for Locations


The bidding process for the 7th (2024) Asia-Pacific Public Policy Network Conference on Public Policy is open from April 1st, 2022 to May 1st, 2023. Once a university/city has been shortlisted for consideration, a selection committee will make a decision on location.


The AP-PPN, founded in 2016, is an international scholarly association devoted to the advancement of public policy through the collaboration of scholars in the Asia-Pacific region. The main goal of the AP-PPN is to promote scientific research in the field of public policy and organize events which bring the international academic and practitioner public policy community together, increased participation among these groups and aiding the generation and diffusion of knowledge to and from community members. The Association supports public policy research with its own publications, summer schools, events, and conferences, and propagates information through its maillist and website.

The Association is a non-profit organization managed by a Steering Committee of its members and is supported by Departments and Schools in the region as well as international affiliate organizations such as the International Political Science Association and the International Public Policy Association (see a list of sponsors and additional information at



The Annual AP-PPN Conference on Public Policy is organized normally in the springtime and is the leading public policy event in the region. Each conference provides a platform where academics from all over the region have the opportunity to present their latest advances in public policy research. The Conference also hosts round-tables and plenaries on various subjects where the participants can exchange their points of view and coordinate future research opportunities. The focus of the AP-PPN conference is to serve as a multidisciplinary bridge between academics by using different paradigms and approaches and creating a conducive environment to allow enriching debates and enhance the dissemination of regionally-relevant research. The AP-PPN encourages the development of national public policy consortiums and aims to galvanize local initiatives and collaborations through its conferences.

An AP-PPN organizational meeting and conference were held in Hong Kong in 2016 to launch the association and the first largescale standalone AP-PPN Conference took place at the University of Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2017. Subsequent conferences were held at Tsinghua University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Western Australia, the Education University of Hong Kong and most recently at Universitas Airlangga.


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