Speaker Bio Arwin van Buuren is Full Professor of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Arwin (1980) is the Director of the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at EUR. He is the founder and Academic Director of the Erasmus Governance Design Studio. This studio is involved in a variety of experimental design-oriented research projects and works on developing a proven design methodology for public administration. Arwin is also the initiator and Academic Director of GovLab010, a collaboration between the EUR and the City of Rotterdam, with the ambition to help the city to deal with complex governance challenges in an engaged, solution-oriented way.
For the EUR he also fulfills the role of Academic Lead for two strategic projects. The first project is Evaluating Societal Impact, a project on enhancing and fostering the societal impact strategy at all levels within EUR. The second project is Impact at the Core, a program on making our education more impact-driven.
His research interests are on issues of (co-)design for policy and governance, invitational governance and self-organization, collaborative governance and co-creation, policy innovation and institutional change. Arwin gives frequently advice to local, regional and national governments and is often asked to give lectures for professional audiences.