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APPAM Mission

APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education.

Conferences & Events

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    (12:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
    July 15, 2024

    WEBINAR: Fighting Climate Change Through Shaming

    In an era where governments grapple with the urgent challenge of climate change, a novel approach emerges: regulatory climate shaming.
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    (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
    July 24, 2024

    WEBINAR: Job Market Success Strategies, Part 1: The Master's Job Market

    The job market can be one of the most intimidating and high-stakes parts of an academic journey, especially for people not historically represented in public policy and research, especially people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or first-generation. In this webinar, master’s-level policy professionals from various sectors and disciplines will share practical job market advice for master's students nearing the job market and recent graduates in public policy fields.
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    (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
    August 06, 2024

    WEBINAR: Responsible Data Science for Positive Social Solutions and Impact

    Data science, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning are hot topics, simultaneously generating both excitement and fear, for United States citizens and beyond.


APPAM formally was created at a May 1979 conference at Duke University by representatives of 15 policy schools and research institutes. Within a few years, APPAM evolved into a unique association of both individual and institutional members with an elected leadership and Policy Council (the Association's board of directors). The first APPAM Fall Research Conference occurred in 1979 in Chicago.


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The annual APPAM Conference is a gathering of accomplished scholars, practitioners, and students with a goal of disseminating and cross-pollinating cutting-edge research in relevant public policy topics. If you are interested in learning about and presenting your research on public policy topics, it is a must-go conference. Count me in!

Abe Song, PhD Student, George Mason University


Juliet Musso

APPAM was the first professional conference I attended when I was working for the California Legislature with my MPP. I gave my first academic paper at APPAM, and interviewed at APPAM for my first (and forever) academic job at USC. APPAM has been the central academic association throughout my career. I value its interdisciplinary nature, diverse membership, and focus on impactful policy and management research.

Juliet Musso, Associate Professor and Vice Dean for Graduate Programs, University of Southern California