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
October 3, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Leslie McCall - The Opportunity Model of Beliefs about Inequality and Redistribution

"The Opportunity Model of Beliefs about Inequality and Redistribution"

by Leslie McCall, Professor of Sociology and IPR Fellow

 

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

October 6, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics/Workshop in Economic History

Hoyt Bleakley (University of Michigan):

"Longevity, Education, and Income: How Large is the Triangle?”

October 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Thomas Ogorzalek - Antiracism Without Antiracists: City Representation and Racial Realignment, 1933-63

“Antiracism Without Antiracists: City Representation and Racial Realignment,
1933-63”

by Thomas Ogorzalek, Assistant Professor of Political Science and IPR Associate

 

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

 

October 11, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Joint IPR/HDSP Event: Ron Haskins - Will Evidence-Based Policy Improve the Nation’s Social Programs?

"Will Evidence-Based Policy Improve the Nation’s Social Programs?"

 

by Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies; Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institute

 

This event is co-sponsored by HDSP.

October 12, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR/Q-Center Colloquium: James Kim - Strategic Replication: A Method for Scaling Evidence-Based Literacy Interventions

“Strategic Replication: A Method for Scaling Evidence-Based Literacy
Interventions”

by James Kim, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard University

October 13, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Martin Rossi (Universidad de San Andres):

"Subsidized home-ownership programs, transaction costs, and domestic violence”

October 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Wesley G. Skogan - Stop and Frisk and Police Legitimacy in Chicago

"Stop and Frisk and Police Legitimacy in Chicago"

by Wesley G. Skogan, Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow

 

 

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

October 19, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Q-Center Colloquium: Uri Simonsohn - Two-Lines: The First Valid Test of U-Shaped Relationships

“Two-Lines: The First Valid Test of U-Shaped Relationships”

by Uri Simonsohn, Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; and Associate Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

October 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Lori Beaman - Improving the Productivity of Subsistence Farmers: Policy Lessons from Mali

“Improving the Productivity of Subsistence Farmers: Policy Lessons from Mali”

by Lori Beaman, Associate Professor of Economics and IPR Fellow

 

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

October 26, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
IPR Distinguished Public Policy Lecture: Andrew Cherlin - The Economy, the Family, and Working-Class Discontent

"The Economy, the Family, and Working-Class Discontent"

by Andrew Cherlin, Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University

 

Registration required at: www.ipr.northwestern.edu/events/cherlin.html

October 31, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Jane Holl - Transforming U.S. Primary Care Practice: Current State and a New Model of Care

"Transforming U.S. Primary Care Practice: Current State and a New Model of Care"

by Jane Holl, Mary Harris Thompson, MD Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine; Director, Center for Healthcare Studies and Center for Education in Health Sciences; Institute for Public Health and Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and IPR Associate

 

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

 

November 7, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Seth Stein - Assessing and Mitigating Natural Hazards: How Can We Do Better?

"Assessing and Mitigating Natural Hazards: How Can We Do Better?"

by Seth Stein, William Deering Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and IPR Associate 

 

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

November 10, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Chris Walters (University of California, Berkeley):

"title tba”

November 14, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
IPR Colloquium: The Policy Implications of the 2016 Presidential Election: A Panel Discussion

"The Policy Implications of the 2016 Presidential Election: A Panel Discussion"

with Laurel Harbridge Yong, Associate Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow


David Dranove, Walter McNeary Distinguished Professor of Health Industry Management; Professor and Chair of Strategy; and IPR Associate


Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science


Julie Lee Merseth, Assistant Professor of Political Science and IPR Associate

 

Registration required at: http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/events/election-panel.html

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

November 17, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University):

"title tba”

November 21, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Daniel Rodriguez - Local Governance and the New Political Economy

“Local Governance and the New Political Economy”

by Daniel Rodriguez, Dean and Harold Washington Professor, Northwestern Pritzker Law School, and IPR Associate

 

 

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

November 28, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Simone Ispa-Landa - Family, School, and Gender: Comparing Enrolled vs. Waitlisted Black Students for an Urban-to-Suburban Bussing Program

"Family, School, and Gender: Comparing Enrolled vs. Waitlisted Black Students for an Urban-to-Suburban Bussing Program"

by Simone Ispa-Landa, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Fellow

 

 

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

December 1, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Ben Friedrich (Northwestern University):

"title tba”

December 8, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Ted Miguel (University of California, Berkeley):

"title tba”

May 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior Workshop

Organized by James Druckman, Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science and IPR Associate Director and Fellow


Speakers:
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Vanderbilt University
Chloe Thurston, Assistant Professor of Political Science and IPR Associate, Northwestern University
Michael Wagner, Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cara Wong, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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.