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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


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