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Giliberto Capano is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Bologna. He has been (2003-2009) the Dean of Bologna University’s II Faculty of Political Science. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association. (2009-2014).  He is co-founder and Treasurer of the International Public Policy Association (2014-2019). He is a  member of the Executive Committee of the European Consortium of Political Research (2018-2024)  He was previously the editor of the “Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche” (Italian Public Policy  Journal) and he is co-editor of Policy & Society (since 2009). He is the Director of UNIRES (Italian  Centre for Research on Universities and Higher Education Systems) and the Chair of the COST Action on  “Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science. His main research interests are: theories of public policy, higher education policy, legislative behavior,  public administration reforms, and the policy-making role of interest groups, policy design, policy instruments. He has published nine monographical studies and edited 12  books  (2 in English, 10 in Italian), while his work in English has been published in several books and in journals such as: Higher Education, European Political Science, Journal of Legislative Studies, Public Administration,  Southern European Society, and Politics, Higher Education Policy, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Comparative Education Review, Journal of European Public Policy, Policy Sciences. His last books are: (co-editor with M. Howlett and M. Ramesh) Varieties of Governance. Dynamics, Strategies, Capacities, Palgrave 2015; (co-author with M. Regini and M. Turri), Changing Governance in Universities, Palgrave-MacMillan 2016; (co-author with M. Regini and M. Turri), Salvare l'Università Italiana, Il Mulino, 2017. 

Joseph Okeyo Obosi holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Nairobi. He has over 20 years of work experience in public policy and administration and is, therefore, a reputable expert in this regard. He currently teaches Public Policy & Administration, Comparative Politics and Research Methods at the Department of Political Science & Public Administration at the University of Nairobi. He has specialized training in research methods, specifically in Advanced Research Design, Survey Design Methods, Impact Evaluation; Monitoring & Evaluation, Comparative Case Analysis, Applied Quantitative Methods and Pedagogical leadership. Dr. Obosi served as Registrar/Secretary of Colleges of Humanities and Sciences and Education & External Studies at the University of Nairobi until the year 2019. He has about 20 publications in books and refereed journals in the areas of water sector reforms, privatization of water delivery, Private-Public Partnerships, and Health governance. His most recent publication being “Community management and water service delivery in Africa” (Intech, 2020). He is currently the coordinator of Public Policy and Research Programmes at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Nairobi and teaches Advanced Research Design to the Ph.D. in Public Policy Class. He is also a College member of International Public Policy Association. He has conducted several research projects either as a principal investigator or a co-lead investigator.

Leslie A. Pal is Founding Dean of the College of Public Policy at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. He is the author, co-author or editor of over thirty books, the most recent of which are Global Governance and Muslim Organizations (2019) and Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times (6th edition, forthcoming, 2020). He has published over 90 articles and book chapters in a wide variety of areas of public policy and administration, and international public management reform. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, and a member of the editorial boards of the International Review of Public Policy and the Journal of Economic Policy Reform. In January 2020 he was elected as one of the Vice-Presidents of the International Public Policy Association.

Guy Peters earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He is currently the Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. Prof. Peters has also served as a research professor at the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), and an honorary professor at City University of Hong Kong. He currently teaches courses on public policy and American and comparative politics. His research focuses on public policy and administration and the American administration policy. He is the author or editor of over 60 books in political science, and a founding editor of the European Political Science Review and of Governance. He has been a guest professor in universities in almost every country in Europe and a number in Latin America and Asia.

Claudio Radaelli is a Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, University College London. Previously, he was Anniversary Chair in Politics at the University of Exeter (2004-2018), where he directed the interdisciplinary Centre for European Governance. A specialist on the European Union, Claudio was awarded his first European Research Council advanced grant on Analysis of Learning in Regulatory Governance for the period in 2009 and a second ERC advanced grant on Procedural Tools for Effective Governance covering the years 2016-2020. Claudio has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has authored and edited 18 volumes and special issues. He has supervised several dissertations in political science and comparative public policy at the University of Exeter and at the University of Agder in Norway, and has acted as external examiner for Ph.D. dissertations in France, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the EUI in Florence and the USA. His latest co-edited book, with C. Dunlop and P. Trein is Learning in Public Policy, 2018, Palgrave. Claudio is editor in chief of the International Review of Public Policy and was co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research.

Philippe Zittoun is a research professor of political science at the LAET-ENTPE of the University of Lyon and the General Secretary of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). He is co-editor of the International Series on Public Policy for Palgrave-McMillan and serves on the Editorial board of many scientific journals (Critical Policy Studies, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Policy Studies Journal, Policy and Society, Policy Research Journal, etc.). He has been a visiting Professor at Yale University and has given lectures in different universities around the World. He has published 7 books and a large number of articles. His most recent books include "The Political Process of Policymaking, a pragmatic approach to public policy" (Palgrave 2014), "The Contemporary Approaches to Public Policy: Theories, Controversies, and Perspectives" (Palgrave, 2016) (with Guy Peters), and "Policy Analysis in France" (Policy Press, 2018). His studies focus on a constructivist and pragmatist approach to policymaking.