WEBINAR: Early Childhood Policy

July 27: Promoting Equity in State and Local Governments

Join a panel of experts who will discuss strategies for academics and practitioners to promote equity within state and local governments.

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World Citizen Prizes in Environmental Award

World Citizen Prizes in Environmental Performance Award

Win money and recognition for research in environmental performance that highlights reduced consumption, waste, and climate change. Apply by August 26.

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Policy Field Distinguished Contribution Award

Policy Field Distinguished Contribution Award

Nominate someone who has made a significant contribution to the development and growth of Public Policy. Applications are due July 15!

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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)
    September 30, 2022
    Location: Penn State Harrisburg, , -

    Public Policy Camp at Penn State University

    Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management will host a Public Policy Camp.


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