02/26/2009

Louis A.

Picard

Louis A. Picard

Professor
3615 Posvar
412-624-7918
picard@pitt.edu
Curriculum vitae

Education

  • PhD, 1977, political science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • MA, 1970, political science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA, 1965, history, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bio

Professor Louis A. Picard is the Director of the Ford Institute for Human Security. He is also the former Director of the International Development Division of the Graduate school of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh. He served as President of Public Administration Service. (2002-2005). His research and consulting specializations include international development, governance, development management, local government, civil society and human resource development.  His primary area of interest is Africa and he has had extensive fieldwork in Southern Africa including three years in South Africa.  He has worked in the Anglophone East and West Africa, including the Horn, Francophone West Africa and North Africa. He also has research interests and experience in Central America and the Caribbean, South Asia and in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (A.I.D.), the World Bank, the U.S. Information Agency (U.S.I.A.), UNDP, and U.S. Department of State.  He is an Associate Member of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance and a member of the NAPA Africa Working Group, a joint initiative of the Social  Equity Panel and the International Standing Panel. He has worked for the Academy for Educational Development, Associates for Rural Development,  Management Systems International, TransCentury, Creative Associates and Development Alternatives Inc. He has worked as teacher, researcher and consultant in Botswana, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Guinea-Conakry, Mexico, Morocco, Lesotho, Mozambique, Pakistan, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Dr. Picard has carried out research on regional and district administration in Tanzania, developed the training system for local government in Botswana, and for the last ten years has been working on issues of liberalism, governance and  local governance and development management on South Africa.  From 1991-1994 Dr. Picard served as a UNDP and World Bank advisor on regional and local government and on public sector capacity building in both Ethiopia and Eritrea.  He has worked in more than 46 countries, 38 of which are in Africa and the Middle East.   His major academic research for the last several years has been on the political transformation in South Africa.  He has also carried out research on U.S. foreign aid, security and diplomacy.  He is the author or editor of 11 books more than forty articles and book chapters and numerous reports.
 

Teaching and Research Areas

Africa, Eastern and Southern African politics, development management and local politics, human resource development and manpower planning, political constraints on rural development strategies, politics of rural development, transition in South Africa

Applied Research

  • Team Leader, Assessment of U.S. Agency for International Development Decentralized Governance and Civil Society Program in Ghana, Washington D.C. and Accra Ghana, September, 2003-January, 2004. Six person team of Ghana Professionals and U.S. Agency for International Development Program managers. (Decentralized Governance and Civil Society 
  • Team Member on Institutional Development, Applied Research Project on the Development of a Municipal Fund in the Palestinian Authority, May 1, 2005-June 7, 2005. Ramallah, Palestine (West Bank). World Bank Project, Contracted to PADCO, International, Washington DC.
  • Team Leader (three person team) and Consultant, World Bank, Decentralization and Governance in Guinea.  Carried out a stakeholder analysis of the prospects for transition in Guinea (Washington and Conakry), October, 2006-January 2007. Final Report Published in November of 2008.
  • Team leader for the United Nations Development Program study on “Human Resource Development and Economic and Social Change, December 2009- Present.  Coordinated by the Human Development Index Project, New York, New York.
  • USAID consultant for desk study on decentralization in South Africa.  Associates for Rural Development, April-May, 2010. Edited studies on Tanzania, Ghana and Burkina Fasso June-August, 2010.
  • Consultant, Political Parties Support in Morocco, Rabat Morocco.  May 4-May 31, 2010.  Research project carried out by the University of Pittsburgh, 2009-2011 under grant funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
  • Resource Specialist, International Management Institute, Samara Russia. February and June. Research and preparation of Manual on Local Economic Self Governance in Samara, Russia.  Sponsored by the Russia and Eastern European Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh. 
     

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • Article: “Public Administration in South Africa: Provincial Capacity, Institutional Development and the Civil Service”, in Ladipo Adamolekun, ed. Public Administration in Africa. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999: 311-328.
  • Article: "Measuring Gains and Costs of Training in the Public Service," in Thembi Nwendamuswu and Barbara Wurster, eds. Innovation Through Learning. Johannesburg: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 1997: 25-34.
  • Article: "Affirmative Action in South Africa: The Transition to a Non-racial Public Service" in M. Saheed Bayat and Ivan H. Meyer, eds. Public Administration: Concepts, Theory and Practice. (Johannesburg: Southern Publishers, 1995: 269-270.
  • Editor with Michele Garrity. Policy Reform for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean. Amsterdam: IOC Press, 1996.
  • With Michele Garrity, ed. Policy Reform for Sustainable Development in Africa: The Institutional Imperative. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1994.
  • With Rapportuer General, ed. Capacite Institutionelle en Matiere de Changement et de Soutien des Politiques Publiques: Lecons de L'experience Africaine Le Cas des Pays D'expression Francaise. Bruxelles: Institut International des Sciences Administratives, 1993.
  • The Ties That Bind: AFRICOM And U.S. Integration Of Security, Diplomacy And Foreign Aid Edited book with Terry F. Buss, Joseph Adjaje and Donald Goldstein. (Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press and Mathew Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, 2011).
  • With Terry F. Buss, A Fragile Balance, Re-examining the History of Foreign Aid, Security and Diplomacy (Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press, 2009).
  • With Robert Groelsema and Terry Buss, eds. Foreign Aid into the Twenty-First Century: Prospects and Problems (New York: M.C, Sharpe, 2008). Edited Book with three chapters by Picard.
  • The State of the State: Institutional Transformation and Political Change in South Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa and Edison, NJ: Witwatersrand University Press and Transaction Publishers, 2005/2006).  Single Authored Book.
  • Terry F. Buss, Nathaniel J. Buss, and Louis A. Picard, “Al-Qaeda in Africa: The Threat and Response,” in African Security and the African Command: Viewpoints on the U.S. Role in Africa, Terry F, Buss, Joseph Adjaye, Donald Goldstein and Louis A. Picard, eds. (Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press, 2011), pp. 187-207.
  • Louis A. Picard, “Development Management: Renewal and Discovery in the Twenty-First Century” in The State of Public Administration: Issues Challenges, and Opportunities, Donald C. Menzel and Harvey L. White, eds. (Armonk, NY: M.C. Sharpe, 2011), pp. 439-452.
  • Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss and Robert Groelsema, “Foreign Aid” in Governing America: Major Decisions of Federal, State, and Local Government, Paul Quirk & William Cunion, eds.  (New York:  Facts on File Books, 2010).
  • The Ties That Bind: AFRICOM And U.S. Integration Of Security, Diplomacy And Foreign Aid Edited book with Terry F. Buss, Joseph Adjaje and Donald Goldstein. (Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press and Mathew Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, 2011). (Edited Book).
  • With Terry F. Buss, A Fragile Balance, Re-examining the History of Foreign Aid, Security and Diplomacy (Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press, 2009). (Co-Authored).
    With Robert Groelsema and Terry Buss, eds. Foreign Aid into the Twenty-First Century: Prospects and Problems (New York: M.C, Sharpe, 2008). Edited Book with three chapters by Picard.
  • The State of the State: Institutional Transformation and Political Change in South Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa and Edison, NJ: Witwatersrand University Press and Transaction Publishers, 2005/2006).  Single Authored Book.
    “Public Administration in South Africa: Provincial Capacity, Institutional Development and the Civil Service”, in Ladipo Adamolekun, ed. Public Administration in Africa. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999: 311-328.
  • "Measuring Gains and Costs of Training in the Public Service," in Thembi Nwendamuswu and Barbara Wurster, eds. Innovation Through Learning. Johannesburg: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 1997: 25-34.
  • (with Michele Garrity). Policy Reform for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean. Amsterdam: IOC Press, 1996. (Edited Book).
  • "Affirmative Action in South Africa: The Transition to a Non-racial Public Service" in M. Saheed Bayat and Ivan H. Meyer, eds. Public Administration: Concepts, Theory and Practice. (Johannesburg: Southern Publishers, 1995: 269-270.
  • (with Michele Garrity). Policy Reform for Sustainable Development in Africa: The Institutional Imperative. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1994. (Co-Author).
  • Rapportuer General. Capacite Institutionelle en Matiere de Changement et de Soutien des Politiques Publiques: Lecons de L'experience Africaine Le Cas des Pays D'expression Francaise. Bruxelles: Institut International des Sciences Administratives, 1993. 

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • American Society of Public Administration
  • Ford Foundation
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • NASPAA
  • African Studies Association
  • Economic Development Institute
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • World Bank
  • Government of Botswana
  • Government of South Africa

Courses

  • Introduction to Public Affairs (PIA 2000)
    Capstone & Reading Seminar: Foreign Aid, Foreign and Security Policy, and Development Management (PIA 2096/PIA2504)

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Director, Ford Institute for Human Security, 2011 - present
  • Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research, Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), June-October 2007
  • President, Public Administration Service, Washington, DC
  • Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Visiting Research Scholar, University of South Africa
  • Visiting Research Scholar, University of Witwatersrand
  • Visiting Research Scholar, University of Dares Salaam
  • Director, USAID Technical Cooperation Project, NASPAA, Washington, DC

 

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