Happenings from HQ

May has a lot to offer our Student Members!
  • Have an idea for a #2017APPAM Student Session? Check out the RFP below and submit a proposal! 
  • Be sure to check out the APPAM Members in the News below!
  • Look below to find out who's in the APPAM Member Spotlight!
  • Register for #APPAM17INTL online and $ave!
  • Refer a friend to join APPAM and YOU can get the reward! Details below
  • Get a sneak peek below of the JPAM Featured Article coming out next month!

Missed April's Update? Check it out here

#2017APPAM Student Session  RFP

APPAM is seeking to host a series of sessions specifically programmed for student member attendees throughout the 2017 Fall Research Conference on Thursday, November 2 – Saturday, November 4, 2017.

APPAM has held several of these sessions in the past on topics ranging from The Grant Writing Process, Tips for Getting Published, Policy Career Paths, and Data Visualization. In 2017, we wish to continue these sessions and are seeking requests for proposals from policy professionals and students to help us drive session content.

We invite all policy professionals and students to submit a session proposal(s) on topics of  interest to students such as resume tips and CV pointers, presentation skills, bridging the gap between graduate school and your policy career, and how to effectively communicate your research. Please review the session submission RFP here.

Proposals are encouraged to be original in design and attract a broad audience of about 20 - 40 students and newer professionals. A ll submissions will be reviewed by and are subject to change by APPAM leadership. Proposals for student sessions are due no later than June 16, 2017. All questions and submissions should be directed to Tristanne Staudt.

Members in the News  

University of Texas Center for Health and Social Policy's Dr. Cynthia Osborne Appointed to National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

Laura Bloomberg Named Dean of Humphrey School of Public Affairs

"Americans deserve an extreme vetting of the president's policies" by Peabody School's Carolyn Heinrich featured in the Hill

Have news to share? Email coverage to Kathryn Grandstaff-Bradford.

APPAM Member Spotlight

This month's spotlight features APPAM Member Katie Vinopal. Katie attended the School of Public Affairs at American University and received her Ph.D. in Administration. Katie is an Assistant Professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University where she conducts research and teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in policy analysis and statistics. Read her full interview here!

Register for #APPAM17INTL Today!

APPAM Student Members save nearly $300 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. 

After registering for #APPAM17INTL,  be sure to book your hotel room!

All of the 2017 International Conference events will be held at the  Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace . The APPAM room block is available for July 12 – July 14. The standard room rate is 95 euros/night and the king room rate is 110 euros/night. Both rates exclude applicable taxes and are based on availability.  Please note that standard and king room rates are currently sold out for Wednesday, July 12th.  The hotel room block rate is selling fast, so reserve a room today!
APPAM Member Referral Program

Have a fellow policy student who would like to join APPAM? Tell a friend about us!

Learn more about the APPAM Member Referral Program and the rewards for you!
JPAM Featured Article

"U.S. Child Safety Seat Laws: Are they Effective, and Who Complies?"

By: Lauren Jones, Ph.D. and Nicholas Ziebarth, Ph.D.

This article assesses the effectiveness of child safety seat laws in the US. Over the past 35 years, state laws have increased the age until which children are required to ride in child safety seats. The authors exploit state-child age level variation in the timing of these law changes to estimate triple difference models of the effect of the laws on restraint behavior and child fatalities. As part of our ongoing effort to promote JPAM authors to the APPAM membership and the public policy field at large, we have asked the authors to answer a few questions. See the authors' interview responses here.

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