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Dec 7 2022

Make Your Research Matter: Effective Ways to Work with Local Legislators

Policy 101

December 7, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM America/Chicago


Virtual Event


Chicago, IL

Top line of text has the names of the cosponsors. Underneath in larger font is the title of the event and underneath that is the date and time for the event followed by the registration link. A picture of the Springfield capitol in blue and black is at the lower left and next to the image is text with the names and titles of the panelists, a description of the event, and a description of the event series. At the bottom right of the poster are the logos of the two sponsors.

About the event: The Chicagoland chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) and Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy are excited to co-host a virtual workshop featuring researchers and local government officials that have worked on different projects bringing together scholars and city officials at the city and state level. Panelists will discuss lessons from their work to increase research collaborations between academia and government and the kind of impact this collaboration can have on public policy.

Panelists are:
Ralph Martire, Arthur Rubloff Endowed Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University and Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Greg Willis, Legislative Liaison for the Illinois Department of Human Services

Nneka Onwuzurike, City of Chicago Recovery Plan Program Manager & Community Wealth Building Lead Organizer

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About the Series: The goal of the Policy 101 Workshop Series is to increase the impact and visibility of UIC scholars’ research. Policy 101 workshops provide UIC faculty and graduate students with focused training that increases their ability to participate in public policy conversations. Policy 101 workshops are taught by professionals and academics who are experts at translating academic research into policy-ready documents, policy presentations and civic engagement and will be offered bi-annually on a rotating basis.

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Date posted

Nov 16, 2022

Date updated

Nov 16, 2022