Nominate a Student for Policy Council!

Institutional Members have until December 31 to nominate a student for the 2024-2025 Policy Council.

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2024 Policy Council Elections

Check out the candidates for the 2024 Election! Voting opens in early December.

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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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    (09:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    December 11, 2023-January 10, 2024

    APPAM Policy Council and Leadership Election

    The APPAM Election will take place by email in December. All current members will receive a ballot to vote and instructions on how to cast that vote. Voting will last for 30 days and once voting concludes, the winners will be disseminated to the membership and terms will begin.


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