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 6, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Jeremy Freese, IPR/Sociology | Do We Need Population-Based Survey Experiments?

"Do We Need Population-Based Survey Experiments? Can We Just Crowdsource It?”

 

by Jeremy Freese, Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and IPR Fellow, and Co-Director of Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS).

 

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

October 8, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Q Center Colloquium: Jerry Reiter, Duke University

"An Integrated Approach to Providing Access to Confidential Social Science Data"

 

by Jerry Reiter, Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University.

October 13, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Nolan McCarty, Princeton | Geography, Uncertainty, and Polarization

“Geography, Uncertainty, and Polarization”

by Nolan McCarty, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Reception to follow

 

 

October 20, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Anthony Chen, IPR/Sociology | Affirmative Action in College Admissions

"Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Forgotten Histories, Future Possibilities"

by Anthony Chen, Associate Professor of Sociology and IPR Fellow

 

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

October 22, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Scholars Strategy Network Panel | Implications of the Affordable Care Act for the 2014 Elections

"Implications of the Affordable Care Act for the 2014 Elections"

with Larry Jacobs, Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Hubert H. Humphrey School, University of Minnesota;

Robyn Gabel, State Representative (D-Evanston);

Colleen Grogan, Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago;

Co-sponsored with the Scholars Strategy Network

Reception to follow.

October 27, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Michael Frakes, Law/IPR

“Is the Time Allocated to Review Patent Applications Inducing Examiners to Grant Invalid Patents? Evidence From Microlevel Application Data”

by Michael Frakes, Associate Professor of Law and IPR Fellow

 

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

November 3, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Jennifer Richeson, IPR/Psychology | Psychological Perspectives on Race Relations

“Coalition or Derogation? Psychological Perspectives on Race Relations in the 21st Century”

 

by Jennifer Richeson, MacArthur Chair, Professor of Psychology, and IPR Fellow.

 

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

November 5, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Performance Measurement Colloquium: Kirabo Jackson, IPR/SESP

"TBD"

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

November 6, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Patrick Kline (University of California, Berkeley):
"Bargaining, Sorting, and the Gender Wage Gap: Quantifying the Impact of Firms on the Relative Pay of Women"

November 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium - 2014 Midterms: Post-Election Analysis

"2014 Midterms: Post-Election Analysis"

 

Moderated by Daniel Galvin, IPR Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Political Science; with Laurel Harbridge, IPR Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Political Science; and Rachel Davis Mersey, IPR Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Journalism.

 

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

 

November 13, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Craig Garthwaite (Northwestern University):

"The Market Impacts of Pharmaceutical Product Patents in Developing Countries: Evidence from India"

November 17, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Claudia Haase, HDSP/IPR | The Bright Side of Aging

"The Bright Side of Aging"

by Claudia Haase, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Associate

 

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

November 24, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Ann Borders, Feinberg/IPR | Measurement of Maternal Stress in Pregnancy

“Measurement of Maternal Stress in Pregnancy”

by Ann Borders, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Medical Social Sciences and Center for Healthcare Studies, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine and IPR Associate

 

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

December 1, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Bruce Spencer, IPR/Statistics

“Measuring Benefits from Improving Accuracy of the 2020 Census: Apportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives and Allocation of Federal Funds”

by Bruce Spencer, Professor of Statistics and IPR Fellow

 

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

December 4, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Owen Zidar (University of Chicago):
"Who Benefits from State Corporate Tax Cuts? A Local Labor Market Approach with Heterogeneous Firms?”

December 11, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

Ian Walker (Lancaster University):
"Title TBA"

February 9, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Distinguished Public Policy Lecture - Robert M. Kaplan, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

"A Conversation with Robert Kaplan"

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

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.