In Asia, Public Policy Programs in higher education have been established and developed dramatically in the past two decades. In the past, Public Policy Programs have adhered to western-style methods and perspectives. Recently, some of them have changed to encompass Asian features and uniqueness. The goal of this Workshop is to explore, analyze and compare the emergence, evolution, and development of Public Policy Programs in Asian universities. In line with the JCPA’s Aims and Scope, the papers presented will cross-nationally compare curriculum design, research focus, faculty composition, and students’ core competence of public policy programs. English will be the official language for the conference and all papers and presentations are expected to be delivered in English. The papers will first be presented and reviewed at the 6th ICPA-Forum Workshop, June 4–6, 2009 at the Department of Public Policy & Management, Shih Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan. The workshop is sponsored by the National Science Council, the Research, Development & Evaluation Commission, the Ministry of Education, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, Shih Hsin University, Central Personnel Administration, and the Taiwanese Political Science Association.