Nov. 30, 2015

Batten Co-Sponsors the 2016 APPAM Student Conference

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is a co-sponsor of the 2016 Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) Regional Student Conference. The spring research conference will be held on April 1-2, 2016, at George Mason University’s Arlington campus near Washington, DC.

PhD and masters level students from across the region will participate in panels across all policy areas and will gain valuable experience presenting research and receiving feedback. Students and professional members of APPAM will have several opportunities to network and create connections in the policy world. Interested students should submit an abstract of an academic paper or project to APPAM for consideration for the conference. Submissions will open in November 2015 and acceptances will be sent in early February 2016.

Submissions will be accepted in the following areas:

  • Crime and Drugs
  • Education
  • Employment and Training Programs
  • Family and Child Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Housing and Community Development
  • Impact of Politics on the Policy Process
  • International Development Policy
  • Natural Resource Security, Energy, and Environmental Policy
  • National Security and Foreign Policy
  • Politics, Presidential Studies, and Election Management
  • Population and Migration Issues
  • Poverty and Income Policy
  • Public and Nonprofit Management and Finance
  • Social Equity
  • Science and Technology
  • Tools of Analysis

Other sponsoring schools include: American University, College of William & Mary, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, University of Maryland, Virginia Commonweath University and Virginia Tech.