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
April 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: M. Davis (Lurie) - Addressing Mortality Among U.S. Children

"On Our Watch: Addressing Mortality Among Infants, Children, and Adolescents in
the U.S.”

by Matthew Davis, Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Vice-President for Community Health Transformation, Lurie Children’s Hospital

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

April 25, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Dina Pomeranz (University of Zurich): "Can Audits Backfire?"

April 29, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: E. Tipton (IPR/Statistics) - Assessing the Relevance of IES Funded Goal 3 and 4 Studies to Important Policy Populations

“Assessing the Relevance of IES Funded Goal 3 and 4 Studies to Important Policy Populations”

by Elizabeth Tipton, Associate Professor of Statistics and IPR Fellow

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

May 2, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

David Autor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "College Aid, College Completion, and the Marginal Cost of a College Degree: Evidence from a Randomized Trial."

May 3, 2019
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Chicago Area Behavior (CAB) Workshop

The 12th annual Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior Workshop (CAB) aims to bring together social scientists from across Chicagoland and the Midwest, who share an interest in political and social behavior. The event is organized by James Druckman, Northwestern University (IPR and Political Science)

RSVP required by April 25.

Presenters:
Donald P. Green, Columbia University
Katherine Cramer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Meghan Condon, Loyola University Chicago, and Amber Wichowsky, Marquette University
Reuel Rogers, Northwestern University

Graduate student poster session

Sponsors:

The 2019 Chicago Area Behavior Workshop is sponsored by Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research, Political Science Department, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and NORC's AmeriSpeak Panel.

May 6, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Eli Finkel (Psychology/IPR) - Can Insights from Studying Marriage Improve Our Politics?

"Can Insights from Studying Marriage Improve Our Politics?”

by Eli Finkel, Professor of Psychology, and IPR Associate

 

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

 

May 9, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Natalie Bau (University of California, Los Angeles): "Title TBA"

May 13, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: C. Watkins-Hayes (IPR/Soc/Af Am) - Can We Really End the AIDS Epidemic By 2030?

"“Can We Really End the AIDS Epidemic By 2030? A Policy Reality Check"

by Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and IPR Fellow

 

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

May 15, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Perf. Measurement & Rewards: R. Kronick (UC-San Diego) - Political Economy of Overpayments to Medicare Advantage

"The Political Economy of Overpayments to Medicare Advantage Plans"

by Richard Kronick, Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (2010-13)

May 20, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: C.F. Manski (IPR/Economics) - Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Under Ambiguity

"Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Under Ambiguity"

by Charles F. Manski, Board of Trustees Professor of Economics and IPR Fellow

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

May 21, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Perf. Measurement & Rewards: C. Badelt (Vienna Univ.) - Measuring Performance in Universities

"Measuring Performance in Universities: Political Ambitions and Practical Experiences"

by Christoph Badelt, Professor and Head of the Institute for Social Policy
Vienna University of Economics and Business

May 23, 2019
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Yidan Prize Conference Series, The Americas - Day 1

Yidan Prize Conference Series, The Americas

with the 2018 Laureates Larry Hedges (Northwestern University) and Anant Agarwal (edX and MIT)

Hosted by Northwestern University

Details and registration information coming soon.

May 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Yidan Prize Conference Series, The Americas - Day 2

Yidan Prize Conference Series, The Americas

with the 2018 Laureates Larry Hedges (Northwestern University) and Anant Agarwal (edX and MIT)

Hosted by Northwestern University

Details and registration information coming soon.

May 30, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland): "Title TBA"

June 6, 2019
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
IPR@50 Anniversary Conference - Day 1

Registration required by Friday, May 31. (Please note that you will need to register for each panel or keynote you wish to attend.)

“Neighborhood Inequality: What Does the Research Tell Us?” 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Panelists: Jonathan Guryan (IPR/SESP), Andrew Papachristos (IPR/Sociology),
Celeste Watkins-Hayes (IPR/Sociology), Moderator: Odette Yousef (WBEZ)

“Causes and Consequences of Government Spending,” 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Kirabo Jackson (IPR/SESP), Matthew Notowidigdo (IPR/Economics),
Monica Prasad (IPR/Sociology), Moderator: Sarah Karp (WBEZ)

Keynote: Matthew Desmond, Princeton University, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Registration required by Friday, May 31.

June 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
IPR@50 Annversary Conference - Day 2

Registration required by Friday, May 31. (Please note that you will need to register for each panel you wish to attend.)

“Community Partnerships Produce Better Services and Research,”
9:00–10:15 a.m.

with Lori Beaman (IPR/Economics), Lindsay Chase-Lansdale (IPR/SESP), David Figlio (IPR/SESP), Penny Bender Sebring (UChicago), Moderator: Paul Goren (Evanston/ Skokie District 65)

“Breakthroughs in Policy Measurement,” 10:30–11:45 a.m.
with Emma Adam (IPR/SESP), Bruce Spencer (IPR/Statistics), Burton Weisbrod (IPR/Economics), Sera Young (IPR/Anthropology), Moderator: Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach (IPR/SESP)

“From Cells to Society: How Experience Becomes Biology,” 12:45–2:00 p.m.
with Edith Chen (IPR/Psychology), Christopher Kuzawa (IPR/Anthropology),
Thomas McDade (IPR/Anthropology), Moderator: Greg Miller (IPR/Psychology)

“American Democracy and Its Discontents: What Ails Our Politics and What to Do About It,” 2:15–3:30 p.m.
with James Druckman (IPR/Political Science), Laurel Harbridge-Yong (IPR/Political Science), Rachel Davis Mersey (IPR/Medill), Jennifer Richeson (Yale University), Moderator: Peter Slevin (Medill)

IPR Founders' Reception, following the conference program.

Registration required by Friday, May 31.

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, development 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:

Student Policy-Oriented Organizations

IPR is also very pleased to work with Northwestern graduate and undergraduate organizations that have an interest in policy studies and research.

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.