Happenings from HQ

June is full of news for our Student Members!
  • Proposals for #2017APPAM Student Sessions are due tomorrow! Check out the RFP below! 
  • Are you a policy student interested in an academic career? Scroll down to watch the webinar!
  • Register online for #APPAM17INTL and $ave!
  • Check out the APPAM Member Spotlight below!
  • Look below to see who's featured in the APPAM Members in the News!
  • Save the date for the Cyber Security Student Brown Bag!
  • Help APPAM grow and get into #2017APPAM for free! Details below.
  • Get a sneak peek below of the JPAM Featured Article!

Missed May's Update? Check it out here

#2017APPAM Student Session Proposals due Tomorrow!

APPAM is seeking to host a series of sessions specifically programmed for student member attendees throughout the 2017 Fall Research Conference.

Proposals are encouraged to be original in design and attract a broad audience of about 20 - 40 students and newer professionals.  Please review the session submission RFP here Proposals for student sessions are due no later than June 16, 2017. All questions and submissions should be directed to Tristanne Staudt.
Are you a policy student interested in an academic job?

APPAM invites you to watch the recorded webinar to learn the fundamentals of timing, preparation, and other important essentials for policy students interested in academia and faculty positions. The webinar was held on Tuesday, June 6th. 

When you watch the webinar, you will learn when and how to begin preparing for a position in academia, what your portfolio must include, and how to ace the interview. 
Register for #APPAM17INTL Today!

APPAM Student Members save $50 on online registration, so be sure to register for the 2017 International Conference by July 6th!

In addition to excellent programming, registration for #APPAM17INTL includes coffee, tea, and a daily continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Attendees are also invited to attend both the Welcome and Closing Receptions where cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  All of the 2017 International Conference events will be held at the Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace
 APPAM Member Spotlight

This month's spotlight features APPAM Member Nick Hart, PhD. Dr. Hart is currently the Policy and Research Director for the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. He enjoys biking and regression models! Read his interview here!
APPAM Members in the News   


The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution has opened the application period for its Fall Research Internship Program.

David Van Slyke penned a recent article for Politico on the privatization included in the Administration's infrastructure plan.

The Fels Institute is hosting a "Public Policy in Practice" event on June 23rd, featuring Andy Kim, founder of RISE Together.

Have news to share? Email coverage to  Kathryn Grandstaff-Bradford.
Wonk Podcast Episode 2: Machine Learning

In the latest episode of the Wonk, Menbere Shiferaw, PhD Student at the NYU Wager Graduate School of Public Service, and Dr. Susan Athey, Professor of Economics and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, investigate machine learning applications in the context of policy analysis.
Save the Date: APPAM Cyber Security Student Brown Bag on July 25th
Please join us for a deep dive into the latest research and trends surrounding cyber security relevant to policy students. Professionals across government, industry, and academia will be on hand to connect with students and address the core strategies and practices of cyber defense and security and what policy makers can do to effectively address emerging national security issues. To attend, please register for the event.
APPAM Member Referral Program

Have a peer who would like to join APPAM? Be sure to tell them all about us!  Learn more about the APPAM Member Referral Program and the rewards for you!
JPAM Featured Article


"Do Higher Minimum Wages Benefit Health?

Evidence from the UK"

By: Otto Lenhart, Ph.D.


While the majority of existing research on minimum wages focuses on the effects on employment outcomes, researchers have started examining potential effects on health-related outcomes in recent years. The analysis provided in this article confirms that health behaviors, financial stress and leisure expenditures can potentially explain the observed improvement in health. As part of our ongoing effort to promote JPAM articles to the APPAM membership and the public policy field at large, we have asked the author to answer a few questions. See the author's interview responses here.

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