APPAM 2020 Virtual Professional Development Series

2020 Virtual Professional Development Series

Learn more about APPAM's brand new Professional Development Series, spanning several months, with dozens of panelists and issues

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Introducing A New Podcast from APPAM

The "Let's Grab a Coffee" Podcast, spearheaded by the Student Activities Committee highlights the person behind the research. Episode 1, out now!

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Institutional Member Forum on Social Programs Evaluation (8/18)

Join APPAM and Westat on August 18, for our "Leverage Points for Stronger, More Informative Impact Evaluations of Social Programs" Forum

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International Conference

2020 APPAM International Virtual Conference Registration

The July Conference, will be happening online, on the 23rd and 24th of July. Register Now!

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2020 U.S. Census Webinar

Watch the recording of APPAM's webinar on the 2020 U.S. Census.

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APPAM COVID-19 Research Collaboration Conference

APPAM COVID-19 Research Collaboration Conference

As an extension of the Hub, hosted an online conference on May 28th, designed to bring together researchers who are currently conducting research on the pandemic. Videos now available

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Student Research Online Seminar Series

Top-rated previously peer-reviewed papers have been chosen to highlight the most popular policy areas that our student members research. The weekly seminars were lead by a discussant over the month of May. Videos now available!

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APPAM Resources, Data, and Research Collaboration Hub

Join the APPAM Resources, Data, and Research Collaboration Hub, created to bring together APPAM members, researchers and practitioners, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

  • PhD
    (05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)
    July 22, 2020

    Next Stop, PhD

    This session will provide advice from a PhD program director as well as PhD candidates/recent graduates. Participants will be discussing their experience to help students with deciding where to apply, what to highlight, interview techniques and more!
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    (All Day Event)
    July 23, 2020-July 24, 2020

    2020 APPAM International Conference

    The 2020 APPAM International Conference will be held online Thursday July 23 - Friday July 24 2020, hosted by University of Toronto and American University.
  • job_market
    (05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)
    August 05, 2020

    You're Not Alone: Looking for a Job in a Down Market

    During this trying time, many recent graduates and those approaching the job market fear that they will have difficulty finding employment. This session aims to help alleviate these concerns by providing tips and personal experiences of speakers that navigated a similar job market in 2008/2009.


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