2016 Fall Research Conference Caucus


2016 Fall Research Conference Caucus

We are now accepting proposals for caucus sessions at the 2016 APPAM Fall Research Conference. Details on submission requirements and process are listed below. Submissions will be accepted until September 9, 2016.

What is a Caucus?

A caucus session is meant to prompt informal discussions on an emerging policy or management topic and is led by a moderator. These open discussions are designed to center around evolving research topics and invite feedback, questions, and promote discourse.

Caucuses are one hour long and should begin with the moderator giving a brief 10-minute introduction to the general topic and suggesting some questions, theories, or related information to spur discussion. Attendees are encouraged to respond to questions and comments by the moderator. Participants should feel free to raise their own questions for the group and suggest other perspectives and angles to be considered.

Caucus moderators are to focus on a broad topic and guide the discussion of attendees. Moderators should not spend more than 10-12 minutes introducing the topic and should not present research or written work. Moderators should invite questions and differing perspectives but not allow any one perspective or person to dominate the conversation.

Caucuses during the 2016 Fall Research Conference will take place during breakfast on Saturday, November 5th. 

Caucus Sessions

Can Data Really Tell Us What We Want to Know about Police-Community Relations?
Andrea Marie Headley, Florida International University and James Wright II, American University
Engaging the General Public in Effective Policymaking
Ngina Chiteji, New York University
Federal Government Programs - Inventory, Review, and Accountability
Michelle Serfass, U.S. Government Accountability Office
From Sars and Ebola to Zika: Multi-Level Management of Infectious Disease Epidemics in a Globalized World
Peter A. Mameli, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Gentrification and Integration in American Urban Schools
Kacy L. Martin, Michigan State University
How Are You Using Social Media?
Jill Feldman and Adam Coyne, Mathematica Policy Research
How Should Policymakers Be Addressing Racial Disparities in Disability Identification? Policies, Evidence, and Controversies
Paul Morgan, Pennsylvania State University
Improving Measures of Innovation: What Do We Want and How Do We Get It?
John P. Walsh, Georgia Institute of Technology
Infusing Social Justice into Policymaking and Policy Research: Can Government Be More Effective and More Just?
Maya Wiley, Mindy Fullilove and Darrick Hamilton, The New School
Large-Scale Demonstrations in Rapid-Cycle World
Jeffrey Hemmeter, U.S. Social Security Administration
Linking Administrative and Surveillance Data Sets to Inform Policy and Research
Chris Spera and Deborah Klein Walker, Abt Associates
Navigating a Career in Public Policy Research
Laura Peck, Abt Associates and Molly Irwin, U.S. Department of Labor
Not All Evidence Is Created Equal: Evidence in the Era of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Neil Seftor and Jill Constantine, Mathematica Policy Research
Public Policy Analysis Under Stress: Policy Frameworks and Implementations in Response to Disasters
Louise Comfort, University of Pittsburgh, Naim Kapucu, University of Central Florida and Christopher Koliba, University of Vermont
Race and Public Policy
Edward D. Vargas, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Reconsidering the Justice System Response to Justice-Involved Young Adults: Challenges and Prospects for Reform
John Laub, University of Maryland
Service Substitution in the Evaluation of Federal Programs
David Judkins, Abt Associates, Inc. and Jeffrey Smith, University of Michigan
Understanding the Implications of Student Debt Proposals for Students, Taxpayers, and Colleges
Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University
Using Administrative Data to Improved Policy and Practice: Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities
Scott Allard, University of Washington
What's on the Agenda at Foundations?
Jon Baron, Kathy Stack and Josh McGee, Laura and John Arnold Foundation
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