ANU Media 12 April 2012
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young has announced that a renamed and expanded Crawford School of Public Policy will become the ANU ‘gateway’ to public policy, on the same model as Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Former Treasury Secretary Dr Ken Henry will be appointed as part time Executive Chair of the associated Institute of Public Policy, which will bring together, under the new Crawford School banner, a number of new and existing programs designed not only to advance the University’s traditional research, teaching and outreach roles, but to significantly enhance the professional development of the Australian Public Service and public sector more generally.
Building works now under way will bring together in a single physical precinct the former Crawford School of Economics and Government; the recently established National Security College, HC Coombs Policy Forum and Sir Roland Wilson Foundation; ANZSOG at ANU; and a major new Public Policy Fellows Program drawing on wider ANU and public sector expertise. The Australian Centre onChinain the World now commencing construction will also be part of the new public policy structure.