DCID hosts the Society of Policy Scientists Annual Institute
Topics covered included policy challenges related to global food insecurity, international aid, minoritized communities, environmental justice and security, low-carbon transition and climate finance.
In November 2022, the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) and Sanford School of Public Policy co-hosted the 2022 Policy Scientists Annual Institute for a two-and-a-half-day conference.
The annual institute serves as a platform for policy researchers, practitioners and educators to exchange their views on the cutting-edge issues in the field of policy sciences.
Participants of the conference, including Duke faculty and graduate students, presented their research findings and insights from the development experience across a diverse array of policy issues. As part of the Institute, Duke graduate students also participated in the workshop led by Professor Pelletier (Cornell University), which applied the framework of policy sciences to the analysis of global food crisis. Institute participants from Duke and other institutions from all over the country praised the opportunity to connect with others interested in the policy sciences as a prominent approach to policy analysis and action.
Topics for this year’s annual institute included policy challenges related to global food insecurity, international aid, minoritized communities, environmental justice and security, low-carbon transition and climate finance.
The Society of Policy Scientists was established in 1995 and operates under the auspices of The Policy Sciences Center, Inc. The basic purpose of the Society is to advance knowledge and practice in the policy sciences in the service of human dignity for all. Consistent with this basic purpose, the Society encourages and supports research, practice, and education in the policy sciences; disseminates knowledge and information for members and non-members through various means of communication; conducts an Annual Institute as its primary meeting; recognizes outstanding contributions to the policy sciences and provides other services for members; and funds activities for such purposes through membership dues, gifts, grants, contracts, and enterprises. The Society gives priority to problems or opportunities that are central to its basic purpose and require coordination or collaboration among members.
William “Bill” Ascher, founding director of DCID, Natalia Mirovitskaia, professor of the practice, and Edmund Malesky, director of DCID, served as members of the steering committee to design and implement the annual institute. The event was supported through the generosity of Sanford School of Public Policy’s Office of the Dean.