In this symposium, we celebrate the community of scholars who have made IRSPM and PMR leading outlets for their work, by bringing together PMR articles that have been presented at IRSPM. The papers in this symposium accurately represent the IRSPM membership, with most members in Europe, followed by Australia and the Americas. We are committed to bringing more of our Asian colleagues to IRSPM and more of our African colleagues into PMR. We dedicate this virtual symposium to these colleagues, to new researchers and to policy and practice partners. These are our friends and our allies in taking public management research to new heights.