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#2020APPAM on Slack! (and more Virtual Features)

The 2020 (Virtual) Fall Research Conference will have some great new features, like networking on Slack. Click through for more info.

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Introducing the 2020 APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellows

Find out who our 20 Fellows are, and how the Fellowship is different during the Virtual Fall Conference

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2020 Fall Conference

#2020APPAM Virtual Fall Conference Registration Open

The 2020 Fall Research Conference is fully virtual this year, with substantially reduced registration rates. Register now!

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Cell Mobility Data Webinar 12/02

On December 2, APPAM invites you to a webinar on cellular mobility data, in the context of the COVID19 pandemic

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Racial Justice Event

Racial Justice and Graduate Education: What Are You Doing and What Could You Do?

On October 7th, APPAM hosted a special virtual event with Institutional Members and Students to discuss inequality initiatives and much more.

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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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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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    (All Day Event)
    November 12, 2020-November 14, 2020

    42nd APPAM Fall Research Conference

    As our 42nd annual meeting, the APPAM 2020 Fall Research Conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues
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    (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
    December 02, 2020

    WEBINAR: Cellular Mobility Data: What is it and How Do You Use it?

    APPAM invites you to a Webinar on Cellular Mobility Data, as it relates to the COVID19 pandemic. The ability to track how millions of people move during throughout the day provides researchers, policy analysts, and policy makers with new ways to evaluate the effects of public policies.
  • Policy_Analysis_Webinar
    (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    February 18, 2021

    WEBINAR: Defining Policy Analysis

    Webinar based on the book Defining Policy Analysis by past APPAM President Beryl A. Radin. The panel will feature the current APPAM President and four past APPAM Presidents who will ponder the history and evolution of policy analysis. Join us for the conversation.


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.


Latest News

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    10/21/2020 9:20:00 AM

    #2020APPAM Award Recipients

    A virtual #2020APPAM still has a full slate of awards. Check out the list of all the recipients for this year's awards: APPAM/JCPA Comparative Policy Analysis Award, David N. Kershaw Award, Equity and Inclusion Fellowship, Peter H. Rossi Award, PhD Disseration Award, Raymond Vernon Memorial Award, Steven D. Gold Award, and the World Citizen Prize in Environmental Performance.

What Members Say


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