How Scientific Societies Could Engage in Public Crisis Management


  • Characteristics of scientific societies
  • Participation in national governance
  • Participation in crisis management
  • Strategy to improve the efficacy

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This online webinar was delivered by Professor Fanrong Meng from the School of Public Policy and Administration and the Executive Director of the Research Center for Performance Management of Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, a participant of the “Enago Starlight Program.” Professor Meng’s webinar focused on the following key points:

  1. Characteristics and features of scientific societies.
  2. Why scientific societies should participate in national governance.
  3. Main ways for scientific societies to participate in public crisis management.
  4. Strategy to improve the efficacy of participating in public crisis management by scientific societies.

About Enago Starlight Program

Enago launched the Starlight Program for the Chinese academic community on its 15th anniversary. We seek to build an effective channel between Chinese and international researchers in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences. We will continue to carry out extensive cooperation with Chinese researchers in various forms to encourage conversations about important issues facing the global academic communities today.

About the Speaker

Fanrong Meng, Ph.D, is a professor at School of Public Policy and Administration and the Executive Director of the Research Center for Performance Management of Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). She was a visiting scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, USA and Australia National University. She is also a Board Member of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and Vice President/Committee Member of the Chinese Association for Science of Science and Science and Technology Policy (CASSSP). Her research fields include performance management in public sectors, environment policy and governance, government reform and innovation. She has led and participated in various research programs funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Chinese Social Science Foundation, the Social Science Program by the Ministry of Education of China, the Soft Science Program by Shaanxi Province, and many other research programs funded by governmental departments at various levels. She has published more than 30 papers in major SSCI and CSSCI journals and has authored two monographs.