2015-2016 CHASP Brown Bag Series: Year-Round School Calendars: Effects on Summer Learning, Achievement, Parents, Teachers, and Property Values
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 12:15pm – 1:30pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs | SRH 3.124 | Lunch provided
Dr. Paul von Hippel will be speaking about a hot topic in education circles, year-round school. He will share his research on how year-round school affects summer learning, achievement, parents, teachers, and property values. For a teaser, Dr. von Hippel’s paper: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2766106
Co-sponsored by GPAC
Transforming Healthcare through Research Collaboration
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 8:00pm-3:30pm
Including Lunch and Networking Opportunities
The LBJ School of Public Affairs
Post-event page: http://chasp.lbj.utexas.edu/news/events/healthcare-042916
Fifth Annual CHASP Alumni Networking Reception
Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 5:30pm-7:00pm
The LBJ School of Public Affairs | First Floor Lobby
All LBJ alumni and current SHEP/CHASP affiliated students are invited to CHASP’s fifth annual alumni mixer on the evening of Thursday, March 24th on first floor lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Come see old friends and make new ones in the social policy world. A special panel of alumni will also speak about their positions and experiences in related fields.
Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Free parking is available during the event in the LBJ Library (next to the LBJ School) lot.
CFRP’s First Annual Texas Fatherhood Summit: Building the Evidence Base for Fatherhood Programs
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The University of Texas at Austin | AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
CHASP Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne and her research group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Child and Family Research Partnership, and the Texas DFPS’ Prevention and Early Intervention division hosted the first annual Texas Fatherhood Summit in Austin, Texas on February 3, 2016.
The Summit brought together 300 hundred leading researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of fatherhood to exchange ideas and assess the state of fatherhood programs in Texas and throughout the country.
National fatherhood expert Dr. Ronald Mincy, Director of the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being and Social Policy Professor at Columbia University, was the keynote speaker and spoke about the importance of fathers in their children’s lives. Dr. Osborne and other top researchers around the country presented on what the current evidence says about fatherhood programs and the impact on future policy decisions. Fatherhood program providers also shared their work of supporting fathers on the ground in communities.
All event details and helpful links are at www.childandfamilyresearch.org/about/texas-fatherhood-summit-2016.
The Police, Jails, and Vulnerable People Symposium: New Strategies for Confronting Today’s Challenges
Friday, January 22, 2016
University of Houston | Student Center South
The LBJ School of Public Affairs, in conjunction with The Criminal Justice Institute and Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center and several other institutions, hosted a day-long symposium at University of Houston on Friday, January 22nd to provide information and insights into critical “pretrial” aspects of the criminal justice system with an eye toward procedural and policy reform. LBJ criminal justice senior lecturer and CHASP faculty associate, Michele Deitch, is one of the lead organizers and participants in the event.
The symposium, “Police, Jails, and Vulnerable People: New Strategies for Confronting Today’s Challenges,” brought together criminal justice professionals to focus upon best practices in policing, pretrial diversion and detention, and jail safety, particularly as they relate to persons with vulnerabilities such as physical and mental health issues.
“This event represents an extraordinary opportunity to hear from several national experts about how to address some of the most pressing issues in the Texas criminal justice system today, including mental health diversion, pretrial detention, bail reform, policing practices, jail safety, and suicide prevention,” said Deitch. “We are taking these topics from the headlines in the newspapers and trying to come up with real solutions for legislators, sheriffs, police chiefs, judges, prosecutors, and county commissioners.”
Event page: Police, Jails, and Vulnerable People Symposium
You can also see Michele Deitch’s recent op-ed in the New York Times: What’s Going On in Our Prisons?
2015-2016 CHASP Brown Bag Series: International Food Policy with Dr. Erin Lentz
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 12:15pm – 1:30pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs | SRH 3.124 | Lunch provided
Please join us at our new CHASP faculty brown bag series. This month’s brown bag is with Dr. Erin Lentz: “Purchase for Progress in Tanzania: Did the Intervention Improve Smallholder Farmers’ Livelihoods?” The United Nations World Food Programme’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) program, a multi-year, multi-country $170 million pilot to purchase food for distribution from local farmers, just ended in 2013. Professor Erin Lentz shares the surprising initial findings from the P4P pilot in Tanzania.
2015-2016 CHASP Brown Bag Series: A Conversation about the Current Landscape of Criminal Justice Reform
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 12:15pm – 1:45pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs | SRH 3.124 | Lunch provided
Please join us at our new CHASP faculty brown bag series. This month’s brown bag will be with CHASP faculty associate Michele Deitch, expert on all things criminal justice. Professor Deitch and attendees will have a discussion about what is going on around the country in the area of criminal justice, including high-profile reform efforts, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and other timely topics and events.
Casual lunch will be provided. No registration required. Share on Facebook.
Screening of “The Guy with the Knife” with Special Guests: Director Alison Armstrong, Jim Buice (father of the subject of the film), Houston LGBT Activists
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | Doors 6:30pm | Screening & Program 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Bass Lecture Hall | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/137016609
Michele Deitch Blog post: gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com
CFRP’s Screening of “The Raising of America” with Special Guest Dr. Libby Doggett
Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better? The Raising of America series investigates these questions through different lenses: What does science tell us about the enduring importance of early life experiences on the brain and body? What it is like to be a parent today? And what policies and structures help or hinder the raising of healthy, happy and compassionate children?
The series’ newest episode, the Signature Hour (trailer below), covers all three of these issues. The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP), a policy research group directed by CHASP faculty Cynthia Osborne, hosted the screening of this hour-long, powerful documentary and was honored to have special guest and friend, Dr. Libby Doggett, lead a discussion after the program. Dr. Doggett is the current Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education and former Director of the Pew Home Visiting Campaign.
Click for more including the documentary trailer at http://childandfamilyresearch.org/2015/09/roa-doggett/.
2015 Reimagining Cities Conference featuring special guest keynoter, The Honorable Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and former San Antonio mayor
- The full remarks were recorded – Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
- See the live tweets at #LBJHUD50 and #HUDat50.
The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) and CHASP present a symposium on Evidence-Based Policy and Its Limits
Thursday, April 16, 2015 – 9:00am TO 12:30pm
Lunch and Networking to 2:00pm
Bass Lecture Hall | LBJ School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ron Haskins
Federal and state policymakers and philanthropies are increasingly emphasizing the use of evidence to drive policy decisions. However, what exactly is evidence-based policy, and what are some of the challenges to this decision-making approach? The Child and Family Research Partnership and CHASP are hosting a symposium on Thursday, April 16th to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, philanthropies, and students to discuss the benefits and challenges of evidence-based policy.
– See more at: http://childandfamilyresearch.org/about/evidencebased/
CHASP-SHEP-Alumni Mixer at the AT&T Executive Conference Center in Austin
Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tejas Dining Room, AT&T Executive Conference Center, 1900 University Ave.
We are thrilled to announce that Walter Moreau (LBJ MPaff, 1994), the Executive Director of Foundation Communities, will be the keynote speaker of our annual CHASP/SHEP Alumni Mixer. Foundation Communities operates ten onsite learning centers, five supportive housing communities for the homeless, and is the largest private producer of solar power in Central Texas. During his 25 year career, Walther has secured subsidy financing of more than $200 million to create more than 3,500 units of service-enriched, nonprofit-owned affordable housing.
Assuring High Quality in Publicly Funded Child Care and Preschool: A Cautionary Tale
Monday, February 9, 2014 from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Room 3.122
CHASP welcomes Dr. Rachel Gordon, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, the University of Illinois at Chicago, who will present a seminar on her research, “Assuring High Quality in Publicly Funded Child Care and Preschool: A Cautionary Tale.” Dr. Gordon has evaluated the validity of the most commonly used, high stakes measures of preschool and child care quality, such as those used in federal Head Start policy andstate Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. Her research has broad implications for how help guide parents to make good choices in child care and preschool for their children, as well as for how we direct public resources to support families in security high quality child care and early education for their children. Lunch will be provided (RSVP required).
EVENT WEB PAGE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assuring-high-quality-child-care-and-preschool-tickets-14990363581
The Texas Scholars Strategy Network Under the Dome
Tuesday, February 3, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Texas Capitol, Lt. Governor’s Room, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas
We are officially launching the Texas (statewide) chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) at the Texas State Capitol. We invite you to join us at an elegant reception in the Lt. Governor’s room from 5:30-7:30 pm. This event will offer you the opportunity to join the Texas SSN and to network with others who are interested in using research to shape and improve public policy. Why should you join the SSN (http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org)? Public policy is too important to be left only to think tanks and professionals clustered in Washington, DC. The SSN gives scholars, researchers and others interested in using research to improve public policy all over the United States opportunities and tools to contribute to policymaking and public debates at the national, state, and local levels. The SSN combines national membership and regional chapters, like many other federated civic organizations that have had a major impact in American history.
EVENT WEB PAGE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-texas-scholars-strategy-network-under-the-dome-tickets-14081565341
Parking is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage (just east of the grounds) at 1201 San Jacinto located between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets at 12th and 13th streets. Parking is free for the first two hours and $1.00 for each half hour thereafter (maximum daily charge: $8.00); accessible parking is available with accessible routes to the Capitol. Metered spaces are available throughout the complex. Rates are subject to change during special events on weekends.
Can Anti-poverty Programs Reduce Violence? India’s Rural Employment Guarantee and Maoist Conflict
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM, Room 3.122 Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Kishore Gawande, the Century Club Professor in Business, Government and Society at the McCombs School of Business, new to UT-Austin this academic year, will present his research on the role of one of the world’s largest anti-poverty programs, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, in reducing Maoist conflict in India. Dr. Gawande holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and studies the political economy of trade agreements, the firm in political economy, causes of internal conflict, and conflict and development.
Come meet our new colleague, hear about his exciting new research and enjoy a light lunch.
An Introduction to Confidential Business Data of the U.S. Census
Friday, November 14, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Room CLA 1.302D, University of Texas at Austin
From 1-2 pm on Friday, November 14 in room CLA 1.302D, Alice Zawaki of the U.S. Census Bureau will describe the Census business and industry data available for research: Economic Census of Services, Services Annual Survey, Quarterly Services Survey, and the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey. The discussion will include data useful for healthcare research—the establishment-based survey that Census collects under sponsorship by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) and other data the Census plans to collect related to the Affordable Care Act. Other topics may include changes to the Census household surveys and the benefits of using confidential versions of these data (e.g., the Current Population Survey).
Kids for Cash Film Screening
November 13, 2014, 7:00 pm, Bass Lecture Hall, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
CHASP is pleased to host a screening of the highly-praised documentary “Kids for Cash,” about the recent scandal in Pennsylvania involving two juvenile judges who took millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to private detention facilities. More than 3,000 children were sent to detention for minor offenses before the judges’ corruption came to light. A shocked and enraged public demanded justice, and the unfolding saga shined a light on the underside of a troubled juvenile justice system. This riveting tale of corruption, greed, and injustice forces us to ask: “How could this have happened, and could it happen again? What needs to be done to protect youth in the juvenile justice system?”
The film will be followed by a short panel discussion moderated by Professor Michele Deitch of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and featuring Kameron Johnson, the Travis County Juvenile Public Defender, and Jennifer Carreon, with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. Panelists will reflect on the film and discuss current juvenile justice reform efforts in Texas. Audience discussion will follow. The doors to Bass Lecture Hall wil open at 6:30 pm and light snacks will be provided. The film screening will begin at 7:00 pm and is open to the public.
EVENT WEB PAGE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-for-cash-tickets-13577824639
David B. Meltzer, General Counsel and Chief International Officer of the American Red Cross
November 13, 2014, 12:15 pm, Room 3.122, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
The Center for Health and Social Policy and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are co-hosting a lunchtime seminar by David B. Meltzer, General Counsel and Chief International Officer of the American Red Cross. Mr. Meltzer is directly responsible for the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Investigations, Compliance & Ethics, and the International Services Department. His responsibilities in overseeing the management of the international activities of the American Red Cross include:
- Health programs in over thirty countries
- The $480 million Haiti Assistance Program
- Disaster response activities throughout the world and the reunification of families following wars and natural disaster
- Programs to educate Americans about international humanitarian law
- Programs that shape international policy issues and strategy.
Mr. Meltzer will talk about his work and career opportunities with the American Red Cross. Professor Joshua Busby will moderate the discussion. Lunch will be provided.
Healthcare in Bhutan: Remarkable Successes and Remaining Challenges
James M. Richter, MD, MA
Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:15 pm, Room 3.122, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
The Center for Health and Social Policy is pleased to welcome to campus a UT alum and generous friend of the LBJ School, Dr. James M. Richter, who will speak of his healthcare research in Bhutan, a small mountainous country bordering India and China with a population of approximately 800,000 citizens. In 1978, Bhutan began building a modern health system in harmony with its traditional medicine services and with a strong emphasis on community participation. Bhutan measures prosperity through formal principles of gross national happiness (as opposed to gross domestic product) and the spiritual, physical, social and environmental health of its citizens and natural environment. Despite remarkable progress across a number of health indicators, the incidence of gastric cancer in Bhutan is one of the highest in the world, making gastric cancer the most frequent cause of cancer-related death in Bhutan. Dr. Richter will discuss his experiences in Bhutan and his research efforts to develop options for developing a comprehensive plan to address the gastric cancer challenge.
Light snacks will be provided.
EVENT WEB PAGE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthcare-in-bhutan-remarkable-successes-and-remaining-challenges-tickets-13258150485
College on the Cheap: Costs and Benefits of Community College
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:15 pm, Room 3.122, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Jeff Denning of the UT Department of Economics will present his new research that examines the effects of community college tuition on college enrollment and outcomes using a natural experiment in Texas where students experienced reduced community college tuition. Data from the UT Education Research Center on students who graduated from Texas high schools were used in the analysis.
Bring your bag lunch; snacks and treats will be provided.
EVENT WEB PAGE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/college-on-the-cheap-costs-and-benefits-of-community-college-tickets-13665681421
National Policy Briefing: Building Human Capital and Economic Potential
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP), in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and with support from the Smith Richardson Foundation, invites you to join us in an engaging discussion of this pressing policy issue: How can we build economic self-sufficiency among working families and the disadvantaged, while simultaneously meeting the labor demand needs of employers, through policies and programs that increase labor market skills, employment, wages and earnings? This event, hosted at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, will bring together policymakers, researchers and others who inform and shape public policy to discuss recent research findings and their policy implications from the Building Human Capital and Economic Potential initiative and conference undertaken by IRP and CHASP: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/research/humancapital.htm#conference
National Research and Policy Conference: Building Human Capital and Economic Potential
Wednesday-Friday, July 16-18, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) is collaborating with the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with the support of the Smith Richardson Foundation, to engage young, emerging scholars, as well as prominent senior scholars who are widely recognized authorities, in conducting their best work on the broad topical question: How can we build economic self-sufficiency among working families and the disadvantaged, while simultaneously meeting the labor demand needs of employers, through policies and programs that increase labor market skills, employment, wages, and earnings? View Agenda and Learn More
The Affordable Care Act in Texas: How’s It Going So Far?
Monday, March 31, 2014 12:15 – 1:30 pm LBJ School of Public Affairs – SRH 3.122 How is implementation of the Affordable Care Act going in Texas? Come hear from a panel of experts on the front lines of the ACA rollout at this free lunchtime colloquium by the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy. Our panelists are:
- Dr. Dennis Andrulis, Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Health Institute and Associate Professor at the UT School of Public Health
- Mr. Ken Flippin, Central Texas Regional Organizing Lead for Enroll America
- Dr. Sam Richardson, LBJ School Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the 2013-14 Policy Research Project on the Implementation of the ACA in Texas
- Dr. Carolyn Heinrich, Director of CHASP and Sid Richardson Chair of Public Affairs (moderator)
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for catering and communication purposes. Lunch will be provided to all those who registered. More Info
HOUSING+TRANSIT: Getting on Track in Austin
Friday, April 4, 2014 8 am – 12 pm LBJ School of Public Affairs – Bass Lecture hall Join the UT Opportunity Forum and HousingWorks Austin for a timely forum on linking transit and affordable housing policies in our region to build sustainable, inclusive communities. As Austin prepares for a November bond referendum on a new high-capacity transit investment, we will explore why Austin needs to link its plans for transit with affordable housing. Come learn from national and local experts about the tools available to get transit and affordable housing on track together. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for communication purposes. More Info
The 2014 CHASP/SHEP Mixer
Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 pm AT&T Conference Center – Tejas Dining Room LBJers, please join us for the third-annual CHASP/SHEP Mixer at the AT&T Center’s lovely Tejas Dining Room! This annual tradition is a special opportunity for LBJ School students, alumni, faculty, and staff interested in social and health policy to connect. The Mixers feature distinguished alumni speakers, great food and drink, and outstanding company. This year we’re changing up the format to feature a single exceptional LBJ alum, and we’re excited to announce that DeAnn Friedholm, MPAff 1979 and director of the Consumers Union national healthcare reform campaign, will be our distinguished alumni speaker for the 2014 Mixer. CHASP co-hosts this event with Social, Health, and Economic Policymakers (SHEP). More Info
Reel Policy Screening of HERMAN’S HOUSE
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm LBJ School of Public Affairs – Bass Lecture Hall On October 1, 2013, Herman Wallace’s 1974 murder conviction was overturned, and he was released from prison after four decades in solitary confinement. Just three days later, Herman Wallace died of cancer, a free man. Join the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy for a public screening of HERMAN’S HOUSE, the award-winning PBS documentary that shines a spotlight on the injustice of solitary confinement and helped free Herman Wallace. After the film, LBJ School Professor Michele Deitch, a national expert on criminal justice policy, juvenile justice policy, and the school-to-prison pipeline, will moderate a discussion on policy implications and questions raised by the film. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for communication purposes. Light snacks will be provided. More Info
SESIQ2: Public Webinar
Monday, February 10, 2014 1:00 – 2:15 pm CST http://rossier-mis.adobeconnect.com/sesiq2/ Dr. Carolyn Heinrich, along with Dr. Patricia Burch of the University of Southern California, will present a public webinar on the findings from their longitudinal Multisite Study of Supplemental Educational Services, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Similar to previous years, the webinar will review study findings, highlight lessons learned, and field questions from interested stakeholders in publicly funded tutoring – including districts, states, providers, and parents. The webinar will take place on Monday, February 10th at 2:00pm EST/ 1:00pm CST/ 11:00am PST and last 1 to 1.5 hours. Connect to Webinar
CHASP/SHEP Student-Faculty Breakfast
Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:00 – 9:00 am LBJ School of Public Affairs – First Floor Lobby CHASP faculty and staff met up with Social, Health, and Economic Policymakers students for a fun conversation over breakfast. This mid-year breakfast is one of our favorite annual social events, along with our back-to-school happy hour and spring alumni mixer! CHASP is lucky to have such a great student org to partner with on these events. Thanks to everyone who joined us! More Info
Maximizing Benefits of Health Reform to Support Your Mental Health Mission
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:30 – 5:30 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2013 9:00 am – 5:00 pm LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall The Center for Health and Social Policy was pleased to host the “Maximizing Benefits of Health Reform to Support Your Mission” with the Texas Council of Community Centers, the St. David’s Foundation, and the Meadows Foundation. The conference tackled the following issues: the role of behavioral health in healthcare; how to navigate/understand what is needed for success in new healthcare environment; and the consumer/peer support role. The target audience was community organizations and non-profits providing healthcare and related services. More Info
Meet the New Education Research Center (ERC) at UT Austin
Monday, November 18, 2013 12:15 – 1:30 pm LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122 Come learn about the new Education Research Center (ERC) at UT Austin, its data offerings, and potential research opportunities at this lunchtime CHASP Colloquium. Researchers can use the UT Austin ERC’s rich warehouse of data (for projects approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Advisory Board) to follow individual Texas students from their first day in school to their first day on the job. We will hear from Dr. Christopher King, Director of the Ray Marshall Center, Dr. Pedro Reyes (tentative), Executive Director of the UT Austin ERC, and Dr. Celeste Alexander, Associate Director of the UT Austin ERC. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for catering and communication purposes. Lunch will be provided to all those who registered. More Info
Opportunity Forum: Fostering Healthy Communities
Friday, November 1, 2013 12:10 – 1:30 pm LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122 Part of the UT Opportunity Forum‘s 2013-14 Healthy and Safe Communities series. Faculty and staff from the UT School of Public Health will present their research in Austin on the connection between healthy outcomes for kids and neighborhood amenities. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Lunch will be served. More Info
Bridging the Policy Research-Policymaking Gap: An Introduction to the Scholars Strategy Network
Monday, October 14, 2013 12:15 – 1:30 pm LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122 Please join the Center for Health and Social Policy for an introduction to the innovativeScholars Strategy Network (SSN). Dr. Morgen Johansen of the University of Hawaii will be at the LBJ School of Public Affairs to share how the SSN is working to bridge the gap between academic policy research and policymaking at national, state, and local levels. The communications skills and techniques the SSN fosters are invaluable for anyone in the field of public policy wishing to have an impact on real-world policymaking, and we are excited to introduce UT Austin students, faculty, staff, and alumni and the broader Austin community to the SSN. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for catering and communication purposes. Lunch will be provided to all those who registered. More Info