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APPAM Webinars
The Wonk Podcast
Let's Grab A Coffee Podcast


Interested in hosting a webinar?

APPAM encourages all member interested
in hosting a webinar to submit an RFP.  Webinars can be viewed live by everyone, but recordings of them are now available exclusively to APPAM members.

Previous topics include:

  • Employability skills
  • The 2020 Census
  • Minimum wage policy
  • Food insecurity


RFP guidelines and submission information.

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The Wonk

This podcast is looking for: 

  • Relevant and timely policy issues discussed by researchers, practitioners or academics
  • Research on emerging trends in public policy

Let's Grab a Coffee

This podcast is looking for:

  • Casual conversations with policy experts and students including how to unwind, most interesting person they've worked with, etc.
  • Tips and tricks for students



APPAM Webinars


Networking and Mentoring in Economics and Policy

Wednesday, October 4 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

This webinar, hosted by APPAM Communities Women in Economics co-chairs, discusses networking and mentoring. Five women in Economics from all stages of their career will discuss how they have been successful finding mentors, providing mentoring, and networking as well as how this has changed throughout their careers. The panelists work in a diverse set of positions including Economics departments, policy school, and direct policy work. This event is open to everyone with a particular focus on how these topics affect women and gender minorities.



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Chloe East
University of Colorado

Kathryn Edwards
Rand Corporation



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Kate Bahn
Urban Institute
Lucie Schmidt
Smith College
Jhacova Williams
American University


APPAM Professional Development Series

August - October 2023

APPAM's Professional Development Virtual Series seeks to bring together policy experts to explore relvant topics in the field including best practices, the latest research, navigating challenges in the field, tips for starting your career, and more. These one-hour webinars run from August through October. Check out the diverse offerings below and make sure to register to secure your spot. You do not need to be an APPAM member to attend the webinar series live but recordings are restricted to current members. Registration is free but required to attend. Zoom links will be emailed after registration is completed. Learn more about the webinars and registration.

Previous APPAM Webinars

APPAM Webinars are open to anyone, however, the Webinar archive is only for APPAM Members, as one of the perks. Log in as a member to view the full archive. 

Navigating the Job Market as an LGBTQ+  Candidate

September 2022

Join the APPAM LGBTQ+ Community for a panel discussion on “Navigating the Job Market as an LGBTQ+ Candidate!"  The discussion will cover the economics, education policy, health & labor, and public policy markets and include advice and tips for both academic and non-academic job seekers.

Collecting Information on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in NCES Surveys

Historically, researchers interested in conducting quantitative research on education policy and LGBTQ+ populations have been limited by the availability of survey and administrative data. Happily, there are growing opportunities in this area. Please plan to join us virtually (via Zoom) for an hour to hear from researchers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on some new developments!

Although this event may be of greatest interest to education policy researchers interested in LGBTQ+ populations, we envision that it will also be of interest to a broader audience of education policy researchers who work with federal survey data. We also believe it will be useful to education policy researchers who conduct their own surveys to learn about best practices around asking questions around SOGI identity. This event is co-sponsored by APPAM & AEFP LGBTQ+ Researchers.  


Archived Webinars
Log in as a member to view the webinars.

  • People and Places: Inequality, Migration, Place-Based Economic Development, and Equity (2022)
  • Promoting Equity in State and Local Governments (July 2022)
  • Growing the Field of Early Childhood Policy (June 2022)
  • Beyond GDP: Measuring Genuine Progress (March 2022)
  • Conference Submissions: How to Get Accepted (January 2022)
  • Minimum Wage Policy: Impact and Future Direction (October 2021)
  • Immigration Policy - Reshaping U.S. Border and Asylum Policy (August 2021)
  • How to Start Strong with Research-Government Partnerships (June 2021)
  • Food Insecurity, the Child Allowance, and Child Poverty (May 2021)
  • Defining Policy Analysis: A Journey That Never Ends (February 2021)
  • Cellular Mobility Data: What Is It and How Can it Be Used For Research? (December 2020)
  • and many more!



The Wonk Podcast


Wonk_logo1APPAM's Policy Podcast, The Wonk, examines policy issues of today discussed by expert practitioners, researchers, and academics. Episode topics include JPAM featured articles, emerging trends in public policy research, and student preparation for careers in public policy.
Do you have a podcast idea or research you would like to discuss on The Wonk? Email

The Wonk, Episode 18: Labor Unions in Public Policy

In this episode of The Wonk, our guest Mandi Spishak-Thomas, PhD Candidate (Columbia University) and union organizer, discusses the role of labor unions in public policy. Specifically, we review the recent resurgence of unions, their depictions in the media, and the influence labor organizing can have on health policy and health inequities. We also take a closer look at the recent organizing efforts led by the Student Workers of Columbia and the results of their historic 10-week labor strike. 



Looking for more episodes of The Wonk? Check them out here!



Let's Grab A Coffee Podcast


The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management presents Let's Grab A Coffee a podcast recorded by our student members, highlighting an informal conversation with a scholar from the field. Meant to provide a connection between generations of researchers, the podcast also shows the human side of the professionals in public policy analysis and management. Spearheaded by the Student Activities Committee, Let's Grab A Coffee is sure to delight those junior scholars, students and anyone interested in learning about the people behind the research, and maybe even learning a few tips and tricks of the trade. ‚Äč




Episode 5: A Coffee with Tina Fletcher and Dr. Adam Edgerton

In this episode, Tina Fletcher, PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education interviews Dr. Adam Edgerton, DC-based Senior Researcher for the Learning Policy Institute about the intersection between policy, research, and practice, COVID hobbies, and the challenges around the reopening of schools. Tune in to catch Adam's advice for teachers and school leaders preparing for the new school year!