My OPEB in the 2nd Quarter, 2008

While my pension checks come from the State of Illinois, in the 2nd quarter of 2008, my other post-employment benefits (OPEB) were provided by:April 11-13, 2008, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, in South China•    Named Visiting Professor in the School of Government•    Presents a paper on American budget law at a seminar on the legal foundation of the Chinese budget law sponsored by the Center for Public Administration Research•    Visit the famed Huangpu Military Academy, the cradle of the Chinese republican revolution in early 20th centuryApril 14-16, 2008, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, Hubei Province in Central China•    Named Visiting Professor in the School of Accounting•    Address a student assembly on the importance of following the public money•    Visit the site of the armed uprisings that eventually led to the Republic of ChinaApril 20, 2008, Peking University, Beijing, China•    Presents the professional version of “Following the Public Money” at a symposium sponsored by the Public Finance DepartmentApril 21, 2008, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China•    Named Visiting Professor in the School of Public Finance•    Presents the academic version of “Following the Public Money”May, June and July, 2008, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy•    Named Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Economics under a new program funded by the Sardinia Regional Government•    Join research with Professor Aldo Pavan and his associates.•    Conduct six seminars for graduate students on CIGAR, IPSAS and American government accounting.•    Read history of Europe and of Roman Empire.•    Enjoy the sun, fruits from the land and the sea, and visits to the beaches and archeological sites in Sardinia with family – Susy and Jessamine for three months and Audrey for last two weeks.May 12-18, Prague, Czech Republic•    Speak on national asset accounting at an international seminar sponsored by the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic.•    Visit the Accounting Department at the University of Economics•    Tour “the most beautiful city of Europe”June 5-6, University of Salerno, Italy•    Speak on accountants’ change in focus from accounting (bookkeeping) to accountability at the 3rd National Workshop of Azienda PubblicaJune 23-25, University of Napoli “Parthenope”, Italy•    Conduct two seminars for doctoral students on American government accounting•    Present a paper on the conceptual and institutional issues concerning IPSAS at a workshopJuly 1, National School of Public Administration, Roma•    Speak on accrual accounting to students and government officials in Roma and, via telecast, in Bologna and Casserta in joint appearance with Prof. Luca Anselmi and Prof. Aldo Pavan.•    Visit the Forum, Coliseum, Pantheon, Capitoli, via Appia…

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