Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Five Minutes with APPAM Student Member Rebecca Miller

"I realized that I loved working in environmental fields as a freshman in college. After graduation, I moved to Washington, D.C., and worked as a Science Policy Fellow for the Science and Technology Policy Institute. In supporting a project on local adaptation planning for the Obama Administration, I realized that the academic literature had only limited information as to why municipalities designed adaptation plans or even how to define a “good” adaptation plan."

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#APPAMWestat Speaker Interview: Stephen Bell

May 22, 2019 01:14 PM

APPAM Communications Manager Ramon Robinson interviewed Stephen Bell, Head of Evaluation Research at Westat, on where he and the research community at large stand on the matter of qualitative vs. quantitative research. Bell gives us much to consider in anticipation of his talk at the June 5th Institutional Member Forum, which will be presented at Heart House (2400 N St NW in Washington, DC's DuPont Circle neighborhood).


Five Minutes with Mariam Khan - APPAM Student Member

May 20, 2019 07:04 PM

APPAM’s new Five Minutes with… series was introduced in March 2019 to illuminate the work of individual APPAM members, and promote connections between members based on their shared interests. For the series' first student interview, Mariam Khan - a doctoral student at American University - shares with us her goals for the profession, and her inspirations including the late Alice Rivlin and The Sound of Music.


APPAM Student Member Update - May 2019

May 20, 2019 01:57 PM

Student Member news and opportunities for May 2019.


APPAM Institutional Member Update - May 2019

May 20, 2019 01:54 PM

Institutional Member news and opportunities for May 2019.


APPAM Professional Member Update - May 2019

May 20, 2019 01:51 PM

Professional Member news and opportunities for May 2019.


2019 Spring Conference - Dinner Plenary Recap

May 17, 2019 03:23 PM

The 2019 APPAM Spring Conference opened on Tuesday evening with a plenary that explored the academic and career experiences of four public policy and public affairs graduate program alumni. The session took a Q&A approach to identify the key benefits of these graduate programs as well as a few things that they may be lacking.


2019 Spring Conference - Knowing Enough to Be Dangerous

May 15, 2019 07:37 PM

Wednesday morning of our triennial Spring Conference opened with a plenary addressing one of the most critical questions for graduate students and employers alike: what can graduate programs (and their students) do to build the skills needed for policy jobs? This question was addressed with a multitude of data- and experience-based insights by panelists from academia, government and the private sector.


JPAM Closer Look Author Interview: Anca Grecu, Dhaval Dave and Henry Saffer on Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

May 02, 2019 10:25 PM

Michelle Slattery of JPAM interviews Dr. Anca M. Grecu, Dr. Dhaval M. Dave and Dr. Henry Saffer, authors of the article Mandatory Access Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Prescription Drug Abuse, in this second installment of our new JPAM authors profile series JPAM Closer Look. The authors' study reports robust evidence that mandatory access provisions have significantly reduced Rx drug abuse.


President-Elect Maria Cancian on #2019APPAM - Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on the Issues and Evidence

Apr 29, 2019 03:26 PM

In anticipation of the 2019 Fall Research Conference in Denver, Colorado, APPAM interviewed President-Elect Maria Cancian on the role that diversity, in its many forms, plays in research and will play at the conference. Cancian details the origins of the conference's 'engaging diverse perspectives' theme, the unique definition of diversity at #2019APPAM, how and why her understanding of diversity has changed in the last year, and her vision for the conference's impact on the research community.​


Nothing About Us Without Us: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to Public Policy Research

Apr 24, 2019 05:30 PM

In our April Leadership Blog series article, APPAM Vice-President John Martinez discusses the genuine importance of diversity in research and our community. He shares several avenues for growth available to APPAM members committed to diversity.

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