International Public Executive Programme

CBS Executive

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  • 6 days
  • in person

CBS Executive


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Who should attend

CEOs and executive directors of public and private organisations, government officials, think tank professionals, professional from interest and industrial organisations, and other senior executives with an interest in the political agenda.

About the course

The great transformation

Take part of this 12th run of International Public Executive Programme that takes place in Washington DC. Please notice that the programme will partly be conducted in Danish.

In turbulent times there is a risk that the conditions for good governance are at stake. How to deliver when the political reforms are radical? How to engage in relations when distrust is brewing, and how to create knowledge regimes when “alternative facts” are sneaking in and perhaps even endorsed?

Thus, the agenda for public executives is more exciting than ever. The ability to navigate within the dichotomies; politicians versus the administration, central versus local, elite versus “the people” are tangible dilemmas, and what happens in the US will have direct implications for the rest of the world.

Course content

While world history is being created we will meet renowned researchers, public officials, politicians and analysts giving their assessments of the developments, the conflicts and the consequences of US and global politics and economic development.

The emphasis of this year’s programme is on how the politics of the future will change the conditions for public managers in Western countries. Take part in this journey from the front seat and join us in discussing the future that awaits us all.

Key benefits

Be wiser on the key challenges in political and administrative leadership, also in a Danish context, strengthen your public policy outlook, improve your personal impact through management by networking.

Revisit your own organisational strategy in view of the 21st century trends in society and public policy – and learn how to effectively implement changes and become familiar with key world economic trends, relevant to public administration, by senior World Bank personnel.

Get updated on US politics on the spot and be inspired by renowned US experts.


Stuart Butler

Stuart Butler is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Prior to joining Brookings, he spent 35 years at The Heritage Foundation, as Director of the Center for Policy Innovation and earlier as Vice-President for Domestic and Economic Policy Studies. But...

Donald Kettl

Donald F. Kettl is a professor emeritus and former dean in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Partnership for Public Service, the Volcker Alliance, and the Brookings Institution. Kettl is the author or editor of a many books a...

Ove Kaj Pedersen

Born 1948-02-06, Skagen, Denmark. Married, one child. Education Dr. Phil. Copenhagen Business School November 2015. Cand. Scient. Pol. 1978 University of Aarhus (Political Science). Maitrise 1973 Universitè de Paris, VIII (Philosophy of Language). Licence 1972 Universitè de Paris, VIII (Philos...

Carsten Greve

Presentation Carsten Greve is professor of public management and governance. His main research areas are public management reform and public-private partnerships. He is co-director of the CBS Public Private. Primary research areas Public management and governance Public management reform Public...

John Campbell

John Campbell's research interests span economic and political sociology, comparative political economy, and institutional theory. He has written about energy and tax policy, the evolution of the U.S. economy, transformations of post-communist societies in Eastern Europe, corporate social respon...

Geier Hilmar Haarde

Geir H. Haarde is the Executive Director at the Board of the Executive Directors of the World Bank Group representing Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. Prior to joining the WBG, Mr. Haarde served as Ambassador of Iceland to the United States (2015–2019). H...

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