Public Administration professor receives international award

By Melissa Burgess

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FIU Public Administration Professor Allan Rosenbaum has been awarded the Enrique Rodriguez Municipal Merit Award by the Ibero-American Union of Municipalities (UIM.)

Rosenbaum, who serves as the director of the Institute for Public Management and Community Service (IPMCS), will receive his award at the UIM’s annual conference in Manizales, Colombia this September.

Established in 1991, UIM is an international non-governmental organization that focuses on modernizing Ibero-American democracy and strengthening the development of local governments in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

This merit is the highest honor given by the UIM through the Ibero-American Institute for Urban and Territorial Research. The award recognizes the work of individuals who have distinguished themselves by their work in the fields of political decentralization, modernization of public administration, promotion of development and strengthening of local governments.

This recognition highlights Rosenbaum’s dedication to his career in public administration.

Throughout his career, Rosenbaum has been engaged in higher education, international public administration and consulting and research on the local, state and national levels. He has also supported and worked toward defending the rights of local governments in Latin America.