IPPA and the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver jointly organize the International Spring school on public policy. The school offers an opportunity for PhD students and early-career researchers to advance their research, enhance their methodological skills and extend their knowledge on various theories, and approaches to understand and analyze public policy.
The Spring School is a one-week intensive program. The schedule of the school includes 5 lecture sessions on various approaches for studying pubic policy, which emphasize both theoretical foundations as well as how to apply them. The lectures are delivered by internationally renowned scholars of the field of public policy. Further, the school will allow the participants to present their research projects in different research panel sessions and receive feedback from the scholars as well as their peers on how to enhance their work. In addition, the school organizes a 2-hour roundtable featuring international scholars with the active engagement of the participants. The roundtable discusses contemporary international policy issues, and how to better position public policy research in analyzing and understanding those issues.
Since its launch in 2018, IPPA and the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver have successfully organized two spring schools. Below are some of the highlights of the previous two editions of the school.
Participants found the morning lecture session enriching.
95% of the first edition participants recommended the spring school to other PhD students and early career researchers.
Participants of previous editions appreciated the overall commitment of the scholars and their support to the participants during the school.