Leslie A. Pal is Founding Dean of the College of Public Policy at Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha Qatar, and Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is the author, co-author or editor of over thirty books, the most recent of which are Global Governance and Muslim Organizations (2019), Policy Transfer: Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects (2017), and Policy Making in a Transformative State: The Case of Qatar (2016). The sixth edition of Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times is due out in 2020. He has published over ninety articles and book chapters in a wide variety of areas of public policy and administration, information technology, European integration, international human rights, and international public management reform. He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank and the OECD, as well as several other international organizations.
He has been a visiting professor at several universities, most recently the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore), the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA – Moscow), and the Higher School of Economics (Russia).
In 2019, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Public Policy Association, the sponsor of the bi-annual International Conference on Public Policy. He also serves as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis.
He has served as a consultant to many Canadian government ministries and organizations, as well as conducting executive training. He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank and the OECD, as well as several other international organizations.