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Discussion Forum: Building on the Recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

  • Thu, September 21, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • George Washington University, Marvin Center (Closest Metro: GWU-Foggy Bottom)

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Co-Sponsored by the American Evaluation Association, Washington Evaluators, GWU’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Thursday, September 21 , 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
George Washington University Marvin Center

Last year the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking was charged by the President and Congress to develop a strategy for improving how evidence is generated about government policies and programs. The bipartisan Commission submitted its final report with findings and recommendations in September 2017. This discussion forum will present an opportunity for members of the professions most affected by the Commission’s recommendations to discuss how professional societies and other non-governmental organizations can embrace the momentum of the Commission’s recommendations to improve evidence building in the United States.

Featured Guests:

Ron Haskins, Co-Chair of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Bob Groves, Member of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Panelists:

  • Kathryn Newcomer (Director, Trachtenberg School of Public Administration, George Washington, University), President, American Evaluation Association
  • Steve Pierson, American Statistical Association
  • John Thompson, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics
  • Craig Thornton (Mathematica), Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • Hannah Myers, J-PAL North America
  • Stephanie Shipman, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Moderator:

George Grob, Chair of AEA's Evaluation Policy Task Force

Light refreshments will be provided. 



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