The term “evidence-based policy” has become ubiquitous in political, academic, and public debates. But what does it really mean? And why does it matter?
This evening panel event will explore the role of research evidence in policymaking, including what it means to “use” research, and how evidence has (or has not) been utilized in policy arenas such as health, education, and social policy. Each speaker brings multiple perspectives on this issue from their current or former roles as researchers, advocates, philanthropists, and policy brokers. Join us for this timely discussion on an issue that cuts across policy domains.
Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and former White House Congressional Advisor
Constance Nathanson, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Co-Director, Columbia University Population Center
James Kemple, Executive Director of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Edwin Meléndez, Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College
Moderated by Vivian Tseng, Vice President, Program for the William T. Grant Foundation