Following a national search, renowned scholar Alasdair Roberts will become the inaugural director of the UMass School of Public Policy effective September 1, 2017.
Tropp’s talk, “Are We Stronger Together? How Contact Between Groups Transforms Attitudes and Social Relations,” will draw on her years of research examining how contact between groups shapes people’s understandings of social relations and perspectives on social justice.
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Jane Fountain's keynote, "Political Priorities and Administrative Performance: Building Cross-Agency Capacity," was presented at the 10th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance.
Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump will speak at UMass Amherst on Friday March 3rd, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in S340 Life Science Laboratories (LSL).
SPP Professor of Practice Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt's opinion piece, "How much does the Johnson Amendment curtail church freedom?," appeared in the Feb. 19, 2017, issue of The Conversation, an online site that disseminates research by academic experts.
Dutta, associate director of the UMass Student Legal Services Office, will serve on the Chancellor's Federal Action Task Force to coordinate campus responses to presidential executive orders and related federal policies.
In this Spring 2017 series of workshops, students will work in interdisciplinary teams to understand the interactions between science and the policy process.
M.V. Lee Badgett (economics) and Steve Boutcher (sociology and public policy) will use the $249,967 grant to investigate gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination among federal contractors.