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 9, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: M. Prasad (IPR/Soc.) - Approaches to Corruption

"Approaches to Corruption: A Synthesis of the Scholarship"

by Monica Prasad, Professor of Sociology and IPR Fellow

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

October 16, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: B. Uzzi (Kellogg/IPR) - The Shift from Low to High Lethality for Terror Organizations

"A Simple Model of the Shift from Low to High Lethality for Terror Organizations"

by Brian Uzzi, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change; Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and IPR Associate

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

October 18, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
IPR Q-Center: V. Stodden (UIUC) - CompareML: Structuring Machine-Learning Research in Data-Driven Science

"CompareML: Structuring Machine-Learning Research in Data-Driven Science"

by Victoria Stodden, Associate Professor of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This is part of IPR's Quantitative Methods for Policy Research Seminars.

October 23, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: S. Young (IPR/Anthro.) - Food Insecurity and the First 1,000 Days of Life in East Africa

"Why Is Food Insecurity So Harmful in the First 1,000 Days of Life? Findings from East Africa"

by Sera Young, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and IPR Fellow

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

October 24, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
'Who Needs to Do What Differently?' Seminar: A. Finkelstein (MIT) - The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

"The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment:What Did It Find and What Does That Mean?"

by Amy Finkelstein, John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics, Massachusettes Institute of Technology

This is part of the 'Who Needs to Do What Differently?' Series.

This new series, cosponsored with the Global Poverty Research Lab at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, focuses on the policy journey for research. Following a research presentation, the speaker will discuss "who needs to do what differently" because of the knowledge generated by the research.

October 26, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Ben Roth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):

"TBA"

October 30, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: C. Udry (Econ./IPR) - A Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Poor

"Unpacking a Multifaceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Poor"

by Christopher Udry, Professor of Economics, Buffett Fellow, and IPR Associate

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

November 6, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: V. Mittal (Psych./IPR) - Following Youth at Risk for Developing Schizophrenia

"Following Youth at Risk for Developing Schizophrenia: Translating Basic Psychopathology Research to Real-World Implementation"

by Vijay Mittal, Assistant Professor of Psychology and IPR Associate

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

November 8, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Perf. Measurement: D. W. Schanzenbach (IPR/SESP) - Evidence-Based Research and Policy-Making

"Evidence-Based Research and Policy-Making: Lessons Learned from Two Years in D.C."

by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Margaret Walker Alexander Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and of Economics, and IPR Director

This is part of the Performance Measurement and Rewards Seminar Series.

November 9, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Emily Breza (Harvard University):

"TBA"

November 13, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: R. B. Riedl (IPR/Poli. Sci.) - Pews to Politics: Religious Ideas and Political Engagement

"Pews to Politics: How Religious Ideas Can Influence Modes of Political Engagement in Africa and Beyond"

by Rachel Beatty Riedl, Associate Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow

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

November 14, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Joint IPR/SESP Lecture: Na’ilah Nasir (Spencer Foundation)

"For a Time Such as This: A Vision for the Future of Education Research"

by Na’ilah Nasir, President, Spencer Foundation

November 16, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Ricardo Perez-Truglia (Univeristy of California, Los Angeles):

"Title TBA"

November 20, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: J. Rosenbaum (IPR/SESP) - Does College Lead to Good Jobs for Everyone?

"Does College Lead to Good Jobs for Everyone in the Era of 'College for All'?"

by James Rosenbaum, Professor of Education and Social Policy and IPR Fellow
with Lynn Meissner, IPR graduate research assistant, and Alexis Gable, IPR study coordinator

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

November 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Eva Redei (Psychiatry/IPR) - Why Mental Illnesses Are Not Diseases and What to Do About It

"Why Mental Illnesses Are Not Diseases and What to Do About It"

by Eva Redei, David Lawrence Stein Research Professor of Psychiatric Diseases Affecting Children and Adolescents; Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Physiology; and IPR Associate

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

December 6, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Q-Center: Linda Collins (Penn State)

"TBA"

by Linda Collins, Distinguished Professor, Human Development and Family Studies and Statistics; Director, Methodology Center, Pennsylvania State University

This is part of IPR's Quantitative Methods for Policy Research Series.

 

December 7, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Pascaline Dupas (Stanford University):

"Title TBA"

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: James Druckman

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 Wednesdays 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 Wednesdays 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. 

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.