The IRSPM, one of the largest global scientific organizations in public management and public policy held its annual conference at Corvinus University of Budapest this year – for the third time after 2004 and 2017. The event was organized by the Department of Public Policy and more than 500 researchers from 48 countries participated in it, including leading scientists and institutions of the field.
The opening event of the conference was a panel discussion on the freedom of scientific work. The scientific work continued in 34 parallel sections. At the gala dinner of the conference, The Parno Graszt band gave a gig. At the closing event of the conference three editors-in-chief of leading public management journals shared their experiences and their advice with the audience consisting mainly young researchers and doctoral students. The thoughts of Stephen Osborne (Public Management Review), Kimberly Isett (Perspectives on Public Managementand Governance) and Jessica Sowa (Review of Public Personnel Administration) were enlightening even for experienced researchers.