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
August 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

August 2, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

August 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

August 4, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

August 5, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

August 8, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

August 9, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

August 10, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

August 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

August 12, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IES/NCER Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

2016 Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

Organized 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 event is not open to the public and registration for the workshops is closed.

September 27, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics/Workshop in Econometrics

Amanda Kowalski (Yale University): "title tba" (please note different day and time)

October 3, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Leslie McCall

"TBA"

by Leslie McCall, Professor of Sociology and IPR FellowProfessor of Sociology and IPR Fellow

 

 

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

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 26, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
IPR Distinguished Public Policy Lecture: Andrew Cherlin

"TBA"

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

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

 

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.