2008 Tansley Lecture - The New Governing Balance: Politicians and Public Servants in Canada
Presented by Dr. David R. Zussman Jarislowsky, Chair in Public Sector Management Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Inaugural Tansley Lecture: March 13, 2008
Dr. David R. Zussman has had a distinguished career in government, the private sector and in academia and is a recognized authority on public sector management, public administration and governance. He joined the federal public service in 1973 working for Statistics Canada, the Treasury Board Secretariat, Energy Mines and Resources, and the Privy Council Office. He was responsible for the transition of government in Ottawa in 1993 after which he headed up an extensive program review of the activities of the federal government. He has been closely involved in some of the most exciting developments in Canada in public sector governance and alternative service delivery. In 2005, Dr. Zussman joined the University of Ottawa as the first recipient of the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair for Public Sector Management. In this capacity, he focuses on research, teaching and public programs in public management and governance. Dr. Zussman is involved in many boards and has a regular column in the Ottawa Citizen and Canadian Government Executive.