*February 16th Update: Event Registration is closed. A YouTube Live Stream on our APPAM forum can be found here. 

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) are hosting an Institutional Member forum on Friday, February 17, 2017 which will explore how research being conducted in universities is informing policy. Discussion will include the role of practitioners in making policy, researcher/policymaker partnerships, and some strategies to bridge the gap between policy and practice.

This event, held at the Sanford School, will bring together distinguished academia, practitioners, and policymakers who will share their insights on the successful development of coordinated research and policymaking efforts.

The preliminary agenda for the Feburary 17th event is below. *Registration for the event will be made available in mid-January.

 

Program Agenda

10:30AM Welcome

10:45 – 11:45AM Session 1

What’s the Problem? Practitioners and Policymakers Set Us (researchers) Straight

  • The panelists will discuss the gap between academic research and policymaking and possible solutions for the future alignment of the two. The moderator and audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

11:45 – 12:45PM Session 2

Two-Way Research-Policy Street Exemplified

  • The panelists will share examples of and strategies for successful bridging between research-policy/practice. The moderator and audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

12:45 – 1:30PM LUNCH

  • Box lunches available for guests to take and eat throughout the Sanford Building 1:30 – 2:30PM Session 3

What’s Happening and What’s Coming in the Evidence-Based Policy and Research-Policy Realms – and what can I do?  

  • The panelists will discuss how researchers can pursue evidence-based policy research while maintaining tenure and research agendas.The moderator and audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

2:30PM Adjournment