Events


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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
January 7, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: A. Papachristos (IPR/Sociology) - The Social Structure of Police Misconduct

"The Social Structure of Police Misconduct"

by Andrew Papachristos, Professor of Sociology and IPR Fellow

 

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

January 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: A. Sojourner (U. Minnesota) - Predicting Teacher Effectiveness and Retention from Applicant Resumes

"Predicting Teacher Effectiveness and Retention from Applicant Resumes: Using Theory to Steer Machine Learning"

by Aaron Sojourner, Associate Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

 

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

January 28, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: S. Jayachandran (IPR/Economics)

"Son Preference and Fertility in India"

by Seema Jayachandran, Professor of Economics and IPR Fellow

 

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

February 4, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: J. Behrman (IPR/Sociology) - Global Family Change: Persistent Diversity with Development

"Global Family Change: Persistent Diversity with Development"

by Julia Behrman, Assistant Professor of Sociology and IPR Fellow

 

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

February 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: C. Thurston (IPR/Political Science) - The Political Development of Asset Inequality in the U.S.

"The Political Development of Asset Inequality in the United States"

by Chloe Thurston, Assistant Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow

 

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

February 13, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Q-Center Colloquium: L. Miratrix (Harvard GSE)

"TBA"

by Luke Miratrix, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

This is part of the Q-Center Series of the Center for Quantitative Methods in Policy Research.

February 18, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: B. Mustanski (Feinberg/IPR) - Implementation Science on Scale-Out of Effective eHealth Programs

"So It’s Effective. Now What? Implementation Science on Scale-Out of Effective eHealth Programs"

by Brian Mustanski, Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and IPR Associate; Director of the Institute on Sexual and Gender Minority Wellbeing and Health (ISGMH)

 

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

February 20, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR/ISGMH Distinguished Lecture with J. Samuels (UCLA)

"Topic: TBA"

by Jocelyn Samuels, Executive Director, The Williams Institute, UCLA

Samuels was the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services from 2014-17 and also served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2013-14.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and the Institute for Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH).

Registration required by Monday Feb. 18.

February 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: G. Ben-Arieh (Poli Sci/IPR) - Shifting Resettlement Strategies Through the Refugee Knowledge Hub

"Shifting Resettlement Strategies from Survival to Investment in the Future Through the Refugee Knowledge Hub: A Case Study of Supporting Adult Refugee and Asylee Wellbeing and Full Potential in Evanston"

by Galya Ben-Arieh, Professor of Instruction, Political Science, and IPR Associate

 

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

February 27, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Q-Center Colloquium: M. J. Weiss (MDRC) - A Practitioners' Guide to Intent-to-Treat Effects from Multisite (Blocked) Individually Randomized Trials

"A Practitioners' Guide to Intent-to-Treat Effects from Multisite (Blocked) Individually Randomized Trials: Estimands, Estimators, and Estimates"

by Michael J. Weiss, Senior Associate, MDRC

 

This is part of the Q-Center Series of the Center for Quantitative Methods in Policy Research.

March 4, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: John Bullock (IPR/Politicial Science) - Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs About Politics

"Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs About Politics"

by John Bullock, Associate Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow

 

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

March 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: D. Victorson (Feinberg/IPR) - Shifting from Illness Care to Healthcare Through Mindfulness-Based Self-Care

"Making the Shift from Illness Care to Healthcare Through Mindfulness-Based Self-Care"

by David Victorson, Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences

 

This is part of the Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series and an IPR Cells to Society (C2S) event.

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.