2016 Midwest Public Affairs Conference – abstracts due by March 15

2016 Midwest Public Affairs Conference Integrating Public Policy Analysis and Management Research

Hosted by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs The Ohio State University | Columbus, OH June 2-4, 2016

To perform efficiently and effectively, governments at all levels are being asked to collaborate closely across agencies, other levels of government, and with the business and nonprofit sectors. Given this, it is important that research analyzing public policy also integrates the managerial challenges inherent with the policy process. MPAC 2016 will explore how public policy analysis can be better integrated with management research. Can such an integrated investigation better help our understanding of government collaboration?

Our leadership encourages proposals that contemplate these questions, but need not address the conference theme. Opportunities include paper presentations, roundtables, workshops, posters and panels; we encourage participation from academics, practitioners and students. Our reviewers will accept proposals that entail research in progress, though they should have enough content to facilitate participant discussion. Relevant papers may be asked to submit to a symposium by the conference?s affiliated publication, the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs ( stephen.kleinschmit )

Abstracts should be submitted to mpacproposals by March 15, 2016.

In addition to our regular sessions, this year’s program will include workshops and panels on the following topics: * Civic Engagement & Volunteerism * Social Innovation * Service Learning * Military and Veteran Policy Issues * Education Governance * Doctoral Student Roundtable * Central Ohio ASPA Roundtable * Principles of Evaluation Workshop * Nonprofit Collaboration * Local Government & Governance Symposium * Poster Session (oriented towards students and practitioners, please email abstract)

We have a limited number of student fee waivers available. These are competitively awarded to those presenting research and selected from submitted abstracts. Also, look for our featured article in the upcoming (Winter) edition of the PA Times !

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The Midwest Public Affairs Conference is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formally affiliated with the American Society for Public Administration


About Meg Streams

I am an associate professor of public administration at Tennessee State University. The opinions expressed on my blog are my own and do not represent those of my institution.
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