Events


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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
May 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Stephanie Edgerly (Medill/IPR) - New Media for New Voters: Youth News Exposure in an Age of Media Choice

“New Media for New Voters: Youth News Exposure in an Age of Media Choice”

by Stephanie Edgerly, Assistant Professor of Journalism and IPR Associate

 

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

May 6, 2016
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

Speakers:

Diana Mutz, University of Pennsylvania

Eric Oliver, University of Chicago

Laurel Harbridge, Northwestern University

Thomas Holbrook, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

You must be registered to attend this event.

May 9, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Jolie Matthews (SESP/IPR) - Polarity in Social Media Spaces: Do Online Discussions Lead to Changed Opinions?

“Polarity in Social Media Spaces: Do Online Discussions Lead to Changed
Opinions?”

by Jolie Matthews, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and IPR Associate

 

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

May 11, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Q-Center Colloquium: Li Cai (UCLA)

"TBA"

by Li Cai Professor of Education and of Psychology, and Co-Director, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, UCLA

 

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

May 16, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Thomas D. Cook (IPR/SESP) - Evidence About Evidence-Based Social Policy

“Evidence About Evidence-Based Social Policy”

by Thomas D. Cook, Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair of Ethics and Justice; Professor of Sociology, Psychology, and Education and Social Policy; and IPR Fellow

 

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

May 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
"Ready for School, Ready for Life" - IPR Policy Research Briefing, Washington D.C.

"Ready for School, Ready for Life"

with

David Figlio, IPR Director and Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Associate Provost for Faculty, and IPR Fellow

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, IPR Fellow, and Director of The Hamilton Project

Terri Sabol, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Associate

May 19, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Joe Altonji (Yale University): "title tba"

May 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Elizabeth Gerber (McCormick/IPR) - Organizations and Technology to Empower Collective Innovation

“Organizations and Technology to Empower Collective Innovation”

by Elizabeth Gerber, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty Founder of Design for America, McCormick, and IPR Associate

 

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

May 25, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR C2S Workshop: Mark Hatzenbuehler (Columbia University) - Structural Stigma and Sexual Orientation Health Disparities: Research Evidence and Future Directions

“Structural Stigma and Sexual Orientation Health Disparities: Research Evidence
and Future Directions”

by Mark Hatzenbuehler, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Co-sponsored with the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

 

May 26, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Neale Mahoney (University of Chicago): "title tba"

June 2, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics / Workshop in Development and Trade Economics

Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago): "title tba"

June 6, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Seema Jayachandran (Economics/IPR) - Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation

“Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Payments for Ecosystem
Services to Reduce Deforestation”

by Seema Jayachandran, Associate Professor of Economics and IPR Associate

 

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.