coffee podcast

Episode 3 of Let's Grab a Coffee, Out Now!

The "Let's Grab a Coffee" Podcast is now at Episode 3. Join Brianna O'Steen and Dr. Dean Yang for a coffee!

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Policy Analysis Webinar

2/18 Webinar: Defining Policy Analysis: A Journey That Never Ends

Join APPAM Past President Beryl Radin in a conversation about her latest book, with Past Presidents Angela Evans, Sherry Glied, Matt Stagner and David Weimer.

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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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Cell Mobility Data Webinar 12/02

The recording of the APPAM & ASHEcon webinar on cellular mobility data, in the context of the COVID19 pandemic is now available

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APPAM Resources, Data, and Research Collaboration Hub

Join the APPAM Resources, Data, and Research Collaboration Hub, created to bring together APPAM members, researchers and practitioners, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

  • Policy_Analysis_Webinar
    (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    February 18, 2021

    WEBINAR: Defining Policy Analysis

    The webinar 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.
  • PhD_Program_Directors_event
    (12:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
    February 19, 2021

    PhD Program Directors' Meeting

    Join fellow PhD Program Directors as we discuss issues of importance to your programs and students.
  • Student_Research_Seminar_Series_events
    (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
    May 05, 2021

    2021 Student Research Seminar Series

    Policy students to showcase research projects they are currently working on with other policy students, academics, and practitioners,


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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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