2018 APPAM / Maxwell School Policy CampAPPAM logo

Transforming Activism to Good Public Policy: Bringing Your Voice to the Table

9:00 – 9:30          Check In / Arrival / Breakfast

9:30 – 10:15       Putting the Rock Back in Bureaucracy – Why public policy and management matters
with time for Q&A w/Professor Tina Nabatchi.  

10:30 – 11:30     Moving Beyond the Headlines to the Policy Process
Small Group Current Events Roundtable Discussions
Alumni, faculty and current students will facilitate small group discussion of current
events new stories covering a variety of policy areas, and their real-world implications.

11:30 – 12:30     Alumni “Bringing Our Voices to the Policy Table”
Several of our alumni will share stories, perspectives, and information on their careers

12:30 – 1:30        Lunch 
(time for small table discussion among participants, current student, alumni, & faculty)

1:00 – 1:30          Featured Alumni Plenary Talk: Dr. Lloyd Blanchard

Dr. Blanchard will address the need for diverse perspectives at the policy table and share his experiences as a person of color in the field who has moved into positions of leadership across a variety of sectors (academia, government, non-profit and/or related private) and policy areas.  With time for Q&A.

1:45 – 2:30          Concurrent Sessions

2:45 – 3:30          Concurrent Sessions
(participants can attend small group discussion on a variety of policy and professional development topics: as below - subject to change based upon participant interest)

Concurrent Sessions
 Housing / Urban Policy  Health Policy   Law & Policy 
 Anti-Poverty Policy  Education Policy   Food Insecurity
 Immigration / DACA  Labor / Workforce Development   Community Development
 Climate Change   Non-Profit Management & Policy  Technology Policy / Privacy
 Foreign Policy  International Development Policy  Security Policy /Terrorism
 Preparing for Graduate School  Alumni Perspectives - Undergrad to Grad   Sustainability

3:30 – 4:30          Closing Remarks and Reception

Student participants in the 2018 APPAM/MAXWELL Public Policy Camp will leave armed with not only new knowledge and a network of fellow students sharing their public service/activist spirit, but also a host of alumni and faculty contacts for continued advice and mentorship, as well as resources for next steps so they can be successful in achieving their public service goals.