WEBINAR: Early Childhood Policy

June 22: Early Childhood Policy

Join a panel of experts who will discuss newer a research project on Early Childhood Policy in Institutions of Higher Education.

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Equity & Inclusion Fellowship is Open

Applications for the 2022 Young Professional and Student cohorts are open until June 8.

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2022 Kershaw Award Nominations Open

The award seeks to recognize original contributions to research-based knowledge that have advanced the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policies. Apply by May 31, 2022.

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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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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