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LSU’s Arjen Boin Gives Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Keynote Address

07/20/2012 11:18 AM

BATON ROUGE – Arjen Boin, an adjunct professor in the LSU Public Administration Institute, presented the keynote speech at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, conference on interagency crisis management on June 28. Boin’s speech was titled “Thinking the Unthinkable: The limits of traditional crisis management and new approaches to crisis preparation and crisis responses.”


“Crisis managers across the world are wrestling with the urgent challenges that trans-boundary crises pose to governments and the private sector,” Boin stated. “This platform fills a void and facilitates cooperation between OECD countries, and it may help formulate best practices for other countries as well.”


Each year, the OECD conference brings together a group of inter-agency crisis managers and experts to discuss national concepts and instruments of crisis management. Together with the Swiss Federal Chancellery, or SFC, the OECD seeks to identify best practices in order to improve national inter-agency crisis management. Additionally, the organization serves as a platform and network in establishing a collaborative relationship and exchange among experts and practitioners from national administrations, think tanks and academia.


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, is an international organization that helps governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalized economy.


The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 42-hour degree program that emphasizes management and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and healthcare organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6743.

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