APPAM Webinars

Tools for Equity-Infused Rapid Learning

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APPAM Mission

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

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    (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
    April 25, 2024

    WEBINAR: Tools for Equity-Infused Rapid Learning

    Authentic and inclusive engagement takes time and resources and requires us to share power and use different approaches to program and research design. This webinar will introduce a variety of free, publicly available tools that facilitate inclusive and equitable rapid cycle learning.
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    (12:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
    May 01, 2024

    WEBINAR: Student-Parent Families at the Center: Advancing Equitable Postsecondary Pathways

    Students with dependent children have represented about one in four college students in the United States for at least two decades. But their demographics and the complexity of their resource and support needs have only started to receive attention among colleges and the broader public relatively recently. In this webinar, participants will learn about the new research and how to create more inclusive systems.


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