2019 APPAM International Conference



Public Policy in an Era of Rapid Change

The 2019 APPAM International Conference in Barcelona, Spain will be held on July 29 – 30, 2019. The Johns Hopkins University - University Pompeu Fabra (JHU-UPF) Public Policy Center will co-host the conference. The conference will host over 50 sessions and three plenaries. Attendees can also enjoy receptions and generous lunch schedules for optimal networking opportunities.

There are new and emerging global challenges that warrant pragmatic and evidence-informed policy responses. Major political changes have been occurring on both sides of the North-Atlantic and other parts of the world, and new political forces have appeared that have impacted the context in which policies are being developed. These new realities create tremendous opportunities for public and social policies that respond to an array of political, economic, and social changes. Moreover, the beginning of the twenty-first century has been the spectacular growth of social inequalities among and within countries. Each of these challenges have had an enormous impact on the quality of life, social well-being, and health populations, in addition to economic and political impacts.

Submissions are now being solicited in the policy areas below for the 2019 conference. These areas are similar to traditional APPAM policy areas but have been broadened to include global framing for these issues.  Papers that utilize a comparative policy lens between countries are also especially welcomed.  For full descriptions of each policy area, please click here.
Submission types include: (1) individual papers to be integrated into panels, (2) panels made up of 4-5 papers, (3) roundtables, and (4) posters. Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be between 150 and 250 words; if a panel of papers is proposed there should be a summary of each paper plus an overarching description of the panel and its importance. Descriptions for roundtables should be between 150 and 250 words, plus a listing of participants and a summary of their contributions.
All submissions should be in English and received no later than February 13, 2019.

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Call for Program Committee Reviewers

We are looking for individuals to join the International Conference Program Committee, which reviews the submissions for our Barcelona conference. Reviewers are essential to efficiently evaluate proposals and to ensure the quality of session offerings for conference attendees.
Reviewers will evaluate the submissions based on a predetermined set of criteria. The number of abstracts assigned to reviewers varies, and it is dependent on the total number of submissions and the number of reviewers. However, each reviewer is typically assigned around 15 -20 abstracts (max of 250 words each). Reviews will take place between Monday, February 18, 2019 and Friday, March 15, 2019. Each reviewer will be sent a link to review the submissions to which they have been assigned. The policy area chair will lead the team to set internal deadlines or checkpoints for the review process.
Abstract reviewers must be current APPAM members. If your membership has expired, you’ll be promptly asked to renew your membership in order to participate on the International Conference Program Committee.
If you are interested in serving on the Program Committee for the 2019 APPAM International Conference, please email Tristanne Staudt, tstaudt@appam.org, no later than December 31st with your name, affiliation, CV, and the policy area for which you would like to review submissions. Thank you for considering participation!

2019 Schedule at a Glance

Monday, July 29th

8:15 – 9:15 am Breakfast and Registration
9:15 – 10:30 am Opening Plenary Session
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch 
1:30 – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:15 - 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:00 - 6:30 pm Plenary Session
6:30 - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception and Posters


Tuesday, July 30th

8:15 – 9:15 am Breakfast and Registration
9:15 am - 10:45 am Concurrent Sessions
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 - 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30 - 5:00 pm Plenary Session
5:00 – 6:30 pm Closing Reception 


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