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IPR@50 Conference: The Next 50 Years of Policy Research

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Hardin Hall, Rebecca Crown Center

633 Clark St.

Evanston, IL 60208

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Since it was founded in the 1968–69 academic year with a grant from the Ford Foundation, the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University has focused on producing the highest quality social science research to better inform policy. IPR@50 is a year-long celebration that will involve public lectures by IPR faculty, former PhD students, and others, and will culminate in a two-day conference on June 6–7, 2019. IPR’s 50th anniversary offers a unique moment to take stock of what we know about these key areas, to look at how IPR research has contributed to that knowledge base, and to chart a course for studying it in the years to come.

*Please note: You must register individually for each panel that you plan on attending.*

Neighborhood Inequality: What Does the Research Tell Us?

Thursday, June 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
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Causes and Consequences of Government Spending

Thursday, June 6, 2:45-4:00 p.m.
Panelists:

"Evictions in America," IPR@50 Distinguished Public Policy Lecture

Thursday, June 6, 4:30-5:45 p.m., McCormick Foundation Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive

Community Partnerships Produce Better Services and Research

Friday, June 7, 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Panelists

  • Lori Beaman, Associate Professor of Economics and IPR Fellow
  • Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Vice Provost for Academics, and IPR Fellow
  • David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor, Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy, and IPR Fellow
  • Penny Bender Sebring, Co-Founder and Senior Research Associate, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
  • Paul Goren, Superintendent, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 (Moderator)

Breakthroughs in Policy Measurement

Friday, June 7, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Panelists:

From Cells to Society: How Experience Becomes Biology

Friday, June 7, 12:45–2:00 p.m.
Panelists

  • Edith Chen, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, Professor of Psychology, and IPR Fellow
  • Christopher Kuzawa, Professor of Anthropology and IPR Fellow
  • Thomas McDade, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Anthropology and IPR Fellow
  • Greg Miller, Louis W. Menk Professor of Psychology and IPR Fellow (Moderator)

American Democracy and Its Discontents: What Ails Our Politics and What to Do About It

Friday, June 7, 2:15-3:30 p.m.
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Closing Remarks and IPR Founders' Reception
Friday, June 7, Immediately following the end of the conference program


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