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Professor Christopher Walker at International Conference on Policy Diffusion and Development Cooperation

Interview with Professor Christopher Walker

Laboppi introduces Christopher Walker, the head of the School of Social Sciences. His research interests are in the areas of policy analysis, regulatory reform and compliance. His PhD examined regulatory reform in the Australian truck industry. Chris has held senior executive and political positions in various public sector agencies, including Health, Road Transport, Rail Safety, and the Government Office, and has extensive experience in policy development, intergovernmental relations, and microeconomic and regulatory reforms. Areas of research interest include the role of regulation as a policy tool of governments, regulation of the Australian heavy vehicle industry, intergovernmental relations, federalism, regulatory reform, public sector management, and public sector reform. Chris has a keen interest and extensive experience in road transport regulation, compliance and enforcement systems, as well as health policy and healthcare reform. Chris interacts regularly and advises government agencies involved in road transport in Australia and internationally. This included Sweden, South Africa and the Netherlands.

Source:…. (Accessed August 28, 2019)

This interview is part of the training and dissemination activities of international public policy actions, promoted by the International Conference of Policy Diffusion and Development Cooperation, held by the Federal University of São Paulo in conjunction with Laboppi, São Paulo, May 16-19, 2018.

The interview was conducted by Douglas Moreira Costa and Marina Vilas Boas Talietta, International Relations students at the Federal University of São Paulo, Campus Osasco.

The edition was made by Beatriz Terrim de Araújo Sanchez, researcher fellow of the International Public Policy Laboratory (Laboppi) and International Relations graduate student at the Federal University of São Paulo, Campus Osasco.


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Rescheduling of II ICPDDC – São Paulo, Brazil

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We would like to thank you for your contribution to the II ICPDDC. Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID – 19) all over the world and the recent confirmation of 200 cases in Brazil, we regret to inform you that the II ICPDDC must be rescheduled.

This was a difficult decision to make. We have been monitoring the evolution of the situation on a daily basis in the past weeks, as well as the recommendations World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health in Brazil. Considering the health of participants, different university travel bans and the advice of Brazilian institutions to cancel public meetings, we concluded that hosting the conference in May was not prudent.

At this stage, we will work on the Conference logistics of the rescheduling and consult our partners to determine a new date, which will be announced in a few weeks. For participants who won’t be able to attend the conference on the new date, registration fees will be refunded.

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With kind regards,

Osmany Porto de Oliveira
ICPDDC Organizer