Events


speakers

One of the key ways in which IPR disseminates its faculty research is through its events. Events are held throughout the year, with most taking place over the academic year. Some are co-sponsored with different departments and schools across the University, in addition to student and other policy research organizations.  

All events, unless otherwise stated, are free of charge and open to the public. You can sign up for notification of IPR events here.

Upcoming Events
January 12, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Edith Chen, IPR/Psych | Poverty and Children’s Health

"Poverty and Children’s Health: Protective Psychosocial Factors"

by Edith Chen, Professor of Psychology, Co-Director, Foundations of Health Research Center, and IPR Fellow.

 

This is part of the IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series

January 26, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Kirabo Jackson, IPR/HDSP | School Spending & Educational Economic Outcomes

"The Effects of School Spending on Educational and Economic Outcomes:
Evidence from School Finance Reforms"

by Kirabo Jackson, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Fellow

 

This is part of the IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series

February 2, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Lauren Rivera, Kellogg/IPR

"TBA"

by Lauren Rivera, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations and IPR Associate

 

This is part of the IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series

February 9, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Distinguished Public Policy Lecture: Robert M. Kaplan, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

“Patient-Centered Outcomes: Do We Need a New Paradigm for Biomedical Research?"

with Robert M. Kaplan, Chief Science Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management, UCLA

February 11, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Q-Center Colloquium: William Winkler, U.S. Census Bureau

"Quality and Statistical Analysis of Sets of National Files"

by William Winkler, Principal Researcher, U.S. Census Bureau

February 16, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Traci Burch, Political Science/IPR

"TBA"

by Traci Burch, Associate Professor of Political Science and IPR Associate

 

This is part of the IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series

February 23, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Jonathan Guryan, IPR/HDSP

"Not Too Late: New Evidence from Chicago on Improving Academic Outcomes for Disadvantaged Youth"

by Jonathan Guryan, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Economics; IPR Fellow, and Chair of the IPR Program on Education Policy

 

This is part of the IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series

February 25, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Performance Measurement Colloquium: Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach | School Finance Reform

"School Finance Reform and the Distribution of Student Achievement”

by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; IPR Fellow and Chair of IPR’s Research Program on Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies

March 2, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Bhash Mazumder; Frank Limehouse, Chicago Census Research Data Center

“Research Opportunities at the Chicago Census Research Data Center”

by Bhash Mazumder, Executive Director, Chicago Census Research Data Center; and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Frank Limehouse, Administrator, Chicago Census Research Data Center

 

This is part of the IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series

March 4, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Q-Center Colloquium: Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley

"Revisiting the Impacts of Teachers"

by Jesse Rothstein, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of California, Berkeley

March 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Rebecca Seligman, IPR/Anthropology | Making Sense of Mental Health Care

"Making Sense of Mental Health Care: Interpretive, Cultural, and Psychosocial Dimensions of Mexican-American Adolescent Experiences with Psychiatry.”

by Rebecca Seligman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and IPR Fellow

 

This is part of the IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series

Colloquium Series

Each year IPR organizes more than 30 academic talks, which feature research by IPR faculty and other faculty from Northwestern and other universities. The formats vary between 60 and 90 minutes, with time included for Q&A. Its five series are:

IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquia

IPR’s signature, interdisciplinary colloquium series, which takes place on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. Speakers are typically IPR fellows or associates discussing their latest policy-relevant research. Organizer: David Figlio

C2S Colloquia

This occasional series brings together social, life, and biomedical scientists who examine how broad social, racial/ethnic, and economic disparities "get under the skin" and affect human development and physical health. Organizer: Thomas McDade

Q-Center Colloquia

This series is designed to showcase and promote discussion of methodological innovation across disciplines. Four to five are held over the academic year, usually on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Organizer: Larry Hedges

Series on Performance Measurement and Rewards

Speakers examine how good performance is measured in areas such as education, healthcare, policing, courts, and charities—in search of common problems and solutions. They are held in fall and spring, usually on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Organizer: Burton Weisbrod

Applied Micro and Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series

This series, joint with Northwestern’s Department of Economics, generally takes place on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The applied economists tackle myriad subjects in education, developmental economics, social policy, and other areas. Organizer: Lee Lockwood

You can sign up to be notified of these series and other events here.

Key Policy-Relevant Events

In addition to its colloquia, IPR also organizes conferences, fora, symposia, and talks. Two of IPR’s biggest annual policy-relevant events are its:

  • Distinguished Public Policy Lectures that provide insights from experts whose careers are characterized by exceptional scholarship and service in the public policy arena
  • Policy Research Briefings, which bring together leading experts to present and discuss their policy-relevant research and how it can help address current social issues

Workshops and Training

IPR also organizes workshops, training, and academic conferences throughout the year. Below are a few of these recurring events:

Undergraduate Policy-Oriented Organizations

IPR is also very pleased to work with Northwestern undergraduate organizations that have an interest in policy studies and research. They are:

Event Co-Sponsorship Requests

IPR does sponsor events, mostly in conjunction with Northwestern University schools, departments, and organizations. If you are interested in requesting co-sponsorship of an event, please e-mail Patricia Reese and include a description of the event, the dates, and any requests for funding or use of IPR resources.