Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 2016 Member Update

Check out the latest happenings in the APPAM November 2016 Member Update


Attend In Person or Virtually APPAM/MDRC Institutional Member Forum!

December 13, 9 AM - 12:30 PM, The Event Space, Washington, D.C. 20001

MDRC’s Center for Applied Behavioral Science (CABS) and the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) are hosting a forum which will explore the future of behavioral science research, practice, and policy. This event brings together distinguished experts from MDRC, academia, and the government to share their work and provide insight on next steps for research, practice, and policy.

Attendees will learn how lessons from behavioral science research can shape national, state, and local policies in order to improve outcomes for low income adults and vulnerable youth. Additionally, attendees will come away with knowledge of cutting-edge behavioral science research and take part in a conversation about the future of this fast-growing field.

Two Ways To Join The Conversation!

Program Agenda

9:00-9:15 Introduction
9:15-10:15 Panel 1: Family & Work
  • Chair: Emily Schmitt,  Administration for Children and Families
  • Presenter: NadineDechausay, MDRC’s Center for Applied Behavioral Science
  • Presenter: Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago’sBehavioral Insightsand Parenting Lab
  • Discussant: Lisa Gennetian, New York University & beELL Initiative
The presenters will briefly recap recently completed and ongoing behavioral research focused on building families and supporting work. The presenters and discussant will then look to the future of behavioral science research, practice, and policy in this area. The moderator and audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 10:45 Keynote
  • Maya Shankar, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy [Invited]
10:45 - 11:45 Panel 2: Youth
  • Chair: Caitlin Anzelone, MDRC’s Center for Applied Behavioral Science
  • Presenter: David Yeager, The University of Texas at Austin & Mindset Scholars Network
  • Presenter: Ben Castleman, University of Virginia
  • Discussant: Brigitte Madrian, Harvard University
This panel will briefly discuss recent and ongoing research efforts focused on low-income and vulnerable youth. The panelists will then offer predictions, recommendations, and cautions for the next generation of behavioral science research for this population. The moderator and audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions.
11:45-12:00 Closing Remarks
Register for the event here.

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