Public Policy and
a Disruptive and
Many of the world’s most important projects, whether related
infrastructure, technology, law or even space travel, invariably rely on very large-scale
Such projects may be undertaken by privately-owned companies on a local scale, but in fact depend on a
network of other bodies such as banks, other private companies, and national or international
These collaborations enable the completion of projects such as the Melbourne City Link that has kept
Melbourne better connected since 1999, or new technological adaptations that keep the world safer from
threats, but the process of creating such immense public value raises many challenges.
This course will bring together world-leading experts with extensive knowledge in various topics
public policy (ranging from politics, ethics and public-private partnerships to digital transformation
artificial intelligence), who will share their expertise and improve your understanding of how to
the world’s greatest challenges. The modules in this course involve thorough analysis of relevant case
studies and will require you to come up with your own ideas and solutions to confront modern problems
related to the making and applications of public policy.
Additionally, the course aims to complement the content learned with small-group discussions and
where you will consolidate new skills and become accustomed to navigating the many hurdles that arise
undertaking a large-scale, real-world administrative project. As well as becoming familiar with the
advantages and challenges of public-private partnerships, you will have an opportunity to improve your
on the world of technology, particularly in terms of the advancements and ethical considerations of
artificial intelligence (AI), and the way that governments rely on digital services to modernize their
methods of governing societies. The PPA module includes talks from specialists in a wide range of
(former senior White House staff, cyber-security expert, literary critic etc.) to help expand your
from many points of view.
We hope this course will be useful for all who want to broaden their understanding of public policy
administration, and of how we must adapt in a fast-changing world to optimize value created for all of
The many ideas you will be exposed to could advance your research, help you find new fields of
expand your network, and put you in the best position to succeed in any projects you aim to carry out.