2018 APPAM / Maxwell School Public Policy Camp
Moving Beyond Activism to Good Public Policy: Having a Voice at the Table
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, Syracuse, NY
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE Thursday, September 20th!
The 2018 APPAM (Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management) / Maxwell School Public Policy Camp is designed for
promising undergraduate (sophomore – senior) students of color who want to make a difference in their communities. We invite you to be our guests for a one day Public Policy Camp. Registration is
Having diverse perspectives at the policy table leads to better, more effective and inclusive, public policy. There continues to be a lack of trained policy professionals of color in leadership positions in the public policy community. We must work collectively to address this problem….
Policy Camp participants will:
- engage with students from across New York State, Maxwell
School faculty and our alumni on public and social issues,
- learn about the skills that can transform
social activism into good public policy,
- meet leaders who live and work in the policy
- explore the career possibilities gained by
having a public policy and administration skill set,
- leave excited about public policy as an
academic, personal and professional pathway.
Who Should Attend?
If you share a commitment to making the world and your community a
better place... If you want your voice heard
through the chaos that surrounds current public policy debates... If you are politically active yet frustrated in
your attempts to transform your ideals into real policy solutions... If you want
to learn how to engage in the public policy process and about how public policies shape the daily lives of people and communities, and/or if you are a leader in your student and school community wondering how you can transform that leadership into a career helping others ... then the APPAM/Maxwell School Public Policy Camp is for you!
We invite you to share your passion for such policy areas as:
| Law & Policy / Social Justice|| || Community Development|| || Anti-Poverty Policy|
| Education Policy|| Energy Policy || || Health Policy|
| Immigration / DACA|| || Security / Terrorism|| || Sustainability|
| Foreign Policy|| || Housing / Urban Policy || || Technology Policy / Privacy|
| Food Insecurity|| || Fiscal Policy || || International Development Policy|
| Labor / Workforce Development Policy|| || Climate Change|| || Non-Profit Management & Policy|
IS FREE for the APPAM / Maxwell School Public Policy Camp.
Parking is free and partial travel subsidies will be available to students based
Students are encouraged to coordinate travel with other policy camp participants attending
from their campus.
The Public Policy Camp is an APPAM initiative aimed at introducing the field of public
policy to a group of students who might not otherwise be familiar with it, and increasing
the pipeline of diverse students into APPAM institutional member graduate
public policy and public affairs schools. The Maxwell School of Syracuse
University is both pleased and honored to partner with APPAM to host a 2018
Policy Camp in support of this vital mission.
We know that only by having all voices
at the table can we be successful in our efforts of improving critical public
policies for all.
APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by
fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.
APPAM promotes its
mission through the following activities:
- A multidisciplinary annual
research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide
variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues,
and is structured to encourage substantive interaction among
- A peer-reviewed
multidisciplinary journal that publishes the highest quality research on
public policy and management.
- A dedication in all activities
to respecting and enhancing racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, and
other forms of diversity among participants in all of the Association's
- The involvement of
policymakers, practitioners, and scholars in the Association's governance
and the Fall Conference.
- Initiatives that include and
foster participation in the Association among students interested in
public policy and management.