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Thursday Policy Lunch

The Thursday Policy Lunch exposes doctoral students to the nuts and bolts of methods-based public policy research, gives students the opportunity to present their own research, and facilitates the communication of policy research among participants. The workshop is run by Rockefeller College's Department of Public Administration and Policy. Guests from throughout the University are welcome to attend.

Spring 2013 Policy Lunch Schedule

We meet Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm in Milne Hall 215 on the University at Albany downtown campus. You are encouraged to bring your lunch.

Please Note: Our schedule is evolving. Please check back for more information.

Thursday, January 31

Feng (Johnson) Qian, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior
School of Public Health, University at Albany

Topic: "Variation of Blood Transfusion in Patients Undergoing Major Noncardiac Surgery"

Thursday, February 7

Victor Asal, Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Rockefeller College, University at Albany

Topic: "More Misogyny, More Violence: Ideologies of Gender and Forms of Contentious Mobilization in Middle East"

Thursday, February 14

Bryan Early, Assistant Professor
Departments of Political Science and Public Administration
Rockefeller College, University at Albany

Topic: "Not a Double-Edged Sword: Why U.S. Economic Sanctions Encourage the Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons, but Can't Prevent Their Acquisition"

Thursday, February 21

Jihyun Shin, Doctoral Student
Department of Public Administration and Policy
Rockefeller College, University at Albany

Topic: "The Effect of Health Insurance on Primary Care Use: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Reform (with Stephen Weinberg)"

Thursday, February 28

Philip McCallion, Professor & Co-Director
Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness
School of Social Welfare
, University At Albany

Topic: "Advancing Self-Management: An Implementation Challenge for the Affordable Care Act"

Thursday, March 7

David Andersen, Professor
Department of Public Administration and Policy
Rockefeller College, University at Albany

Topic: "Using Simulation-Based Learning Environments to Teach Complexity in the MPA Core Curriculum"

Thursday, March 14

Weija Ran, Doctoral Student
Collaboration Complexity and Project Performance Department of Information Science
Rockefeller College, University At Albany

Topic: To be determined

Thursday, March 28

Chris Arney & Luke Gerdes
United States Military Academy

Topic: "Network Science in Public Policy: theory, application, education"

Thursday, April 4

Stephen Weinberg, Assistant Professor
Department of Public Administration and Policy
Rockefeller College, University at Albany

Topic: "Medicaid Fraud: A Randomized Field Study in Investigative Methods"

Thursday, April 11

Aneela Salman, Doctoral Student
Rockefeller College, Department of Public Administration

Topic: "Why Her Voice Matters: Impact of Gender Inequality on How States Experience Terrorism"

Katrina Hull, Doctoral Student
Rockefeller College, Department of Public Administration

Topic: "Towards a Systems Model of Changes in Emergency Department Use Over Time"

Thursday, April 18

Dan Lewis
Department of Geography & Planning

Topic: "The Issues Methods Nexus: Evaluating and Executing Policy"

Thursday, April 25

Natalie Helbig, Senior Program Associate
Center for Technology in Government
University At Albany

Topic: "The Role of Performance Information Artifacts: Key Mechanisms for Meaningful Use"

Thursday, May 2

Steve Sin, Doctoral Student
Department of Political Science
University At Albany

Topic: "David versus Goliath: The Uncharted Stories of the 'Small'"

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