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Department of Public Administration & Policy


SPA: Public Administration
Ward, Room

Graduate programs:

SPA: Public Administration
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8070

Department of Public Administration & Policy Research Seminar Series

Spring 2017

All seminars convene on Thursdays from noon to 1:15 pm in Kay Lounge unless otherwise noted.

January 19

Danielle Varda, Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver

Applying Network Science Theories and Tools to Assess Outcomes in a Systems of Care for Babies and Young Children with Special Healthcare Needs

January 26

Robert Moffitt, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University

February 9

Jennifer Doleac, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia

February 16

Amanda Wolf, Deputy Head of School and Senior Lecturer, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington

February 23

Ken Meier, Charles H. Gregory Chair in Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University

March 9

Kristina Lambright, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, Binghamton University

March 23

Umut Özek, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

March 30

Celeste Carruthers, Associate Professor of Economics and Joe Johnson Faculty Research Fellow, University of Tennessee

April 13

Sara Bennett, Professor, Associate Director, Health Systems Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

April 20

Craig Volden, Professor, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Virginia

April 27

Jasmine Johnson, Assistant Professor, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Administration, The George Washington University

May 4

Scott Carrell, Professor of Economics, UC Davis


Please contact Seth Gershenson at or Khaldoun AbouAssi at with any questions. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.