For the next two PSIR Fora, Ms. Karin Kaup Lapõnin, former diplomat and currently a PhD student at TalTech University in Tallinn, Estonia, will give two lectures on e-governance. The lecture outlines can be found here.
Dates: Thursday November 8 and Thursday November 15
Description and Purpose of Lectures
The aim of these lectures is to introduce the concept and practices of eGovernance in the context of public administration reforms. The lectures cover topics from theory, through existing practice to the future of public administration. It will concentrate on prerequisites for eGovernance; types of existing and proposed public eServices; civic participation and iVoting; and future public administration in the Digital Era Governance. The lectures will be held from a governance perspective and will be conducted in English.
About Karin Kaup Lapõnin:
Ms. Kaup Lapõnin is a former diplomat who began her diplomatic career in the Estonian foreign service in 2004 as a development policy officer. In 2009 she assumed the position of the economic and development counsellor at the Estonian Mission to the United Nations in New York. In 2012 she served as the Vice-President of the UNICEF Executive Board representing the Eastern European Group of states. Ms. Kaup was transferred to Tallinn as human rights counsellor in September 2012 where she coordinated the national human rights portfolio in the UN. From 2014 to 2017 she worked as the political counselor in the European Union Delegation to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, responsible for the EU governance and human rights affairs in African continental politics. Ms. Karin Kaup Lapõnin is currently pursuing a PhD at TalTech University in Tallinn, Estonia, her research focuses on eGovernance in Africa.