Public Policy Lab Interviews are a series of conversations with experts on important policy issues.
Majora Carter (Temple University)
Dr. Christina Rosan, Past PPL Fellow and Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, interviews author and urban revitalization strategy consultant Majora Carter about her book Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One.
Amada Armenta (UCLA)
Dr. Laura A. Orrico, PPL Faculty Fellow, interviews Dr. Amada Armenta, Associate Professor of Urban Planning in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, about immigration enforcement and local policing.
Alex Keyssar (Harvard University)
Dr. Jane Manners, PPL Faculty Fellow, interviews Alex Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, about threats to democracy and voting rights.
Jalil M. Bishop (University of Pennsylvania)
Dr. Celeste Winston, PPL Faculty Fellow, interviews Dr. Jalil Mustaffa Bishop, Vice-Provost Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, about the student debt crisis and racial inequality.
Leonore Carpenter (Beasley School of Law)
PPL Assistant Director Dr. Colin Hammar interviews Professor Leonore Carpenter of the Beasley School of Law at Temple University about the Supreme Court's 2020 Title VII decision and LGBTQ rights.
COVID-19 Interview Series
Jamie Ray-Leonetti (Institute on Disabilities, Temple University)
PPL Director Judith A. Levine interviews Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Associate Director of Policy for the Institute on Disabilities, about the COVID-19 crisis.
Douglas Webber (Department of Economics, Temple University)
PPL Director Dr. Judith A. Levine interviews Dr. Douglas Webber of the Temple University Department of Economics about the economic implications of the COVID-19 crisis.
Harold Pollack (University of Chicago)
PPL Director Dr. Judith A. Levine interviews Dr. Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago about the COVID-19 crisis.
Professional Development Series
The Public Policy Lab’s Professional Development Series provides training and resources to help policy researchers engage with lawmakers, practitioners, and the public.
Media Relations for Researchers
Taking your research public can be a daunting task and engaging with the media can feel intimidating. In this webinar we explore the ins and outs of media relations for researchers. We discuss strategies for cultivating relationships with journalists as well as best practices for presenting your research in a clear and engaging manner. Speakers include Stephen Orbanek, Associate Director of Issues Management in Strategic Marketing and Communications, and journalist Fran Kritz. This event was co-organized by the Center for Public Health Law Research (Beasley School of Law) and the Public Policy Lab (College of Liberal Arts).
What It Takes to Testify before Policymakers
PPL was joined by Dr. Olugbenga Ajilore, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture, and Dr. Douglas Webber, Associate Professor of Economics at Temple University, for What It Takes to Testify before Policymakers: Experts Share Their Experience. Writing Effective Op-Eds
Writing Effective Op-Eds
PPL hosted a webinar event titled Taking Research Public: Tips for Writing Effective Op-Eds. The event featured Elena Gooray, Opinion Editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Caterina Roman, Professor of Criminal Justice at Temple University.
Policy Roundtable Series
For our Policy Roundtables, we bring together experts for a moderated discussion on a single policy issue.
PPL presented a panel discussion on the 2022 midterm elections. The panelists explored the issues shaping the election and discussed their expectations for the outcomes. Moderated by PPL Director Judith Levine, the panel featured Dean Rachel Rebouché (Beasley School of Law) and past PPL Fellows Dr. Nyron N. Crawford and Dr. Michael Sances (Department of Political Science).
Child Poverty in America
PPL brought together policymakers, scholars, and advocates to discuss the state of child poverty in America and the policy innovations which might address this pressing issue. The event began with remarks from Senator Bob Casey (PA) which were followed by a panel discussion featuring Megan Curran, Lisa Gennetian, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Christine James-Brown. The panel was moderated by PPL's Director, Judith A. Levine. This panel discussion coincided with the release of the second issue of our e-magazine, The Lab Report, which includes essays from the panelists.
Hacked: Security and Safety in an Age of Cyber Threats
In our digitally interconnected world, cybercrimes increasingly threaten our day-to-day lives. Ransomware attacks and data breaches have become persistent and pervasive risks for anyone and anything connected to the internet with our critical infrastructure and consumers primary targets. While many have embraced the ubiquity of digital technologies, public policy has been much slower to respond. In this panel we explore the risks and vulnerabilities of this digital policy gap and discuss what solutions might be explored to protect the public from cybercrimes. PPL was joined by Leonard Bailey (Department of Justice), Victoria E. Beckman (Microsoft), Aunshul Rege (Department of Criminal Justice), and moderator Daniel Eliot (National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence).
Addressing the Housing Crisis
PPL was delighted to bring together policymakers, scholars, and advocates to discuss the housing crisis and innovative solutions. PPL Director Judith Levine moderated a panel that included Anne Fadullon, Diana Lind, Samantha R. Porter, Vincent Reina, Sen. Nikil Saval, and Tayyib Smith. The panelists also contributed essays to the inaugural issue of The Lab Report.
Election 2020: Results and Reactions
PPL Director Judith A. Levine moderated a discussion about the 2020 Election with an esteemed panel from Temple's Political Science Department: Chair Robin Kolodny, Nyron Crawford, David Nickerson, and Michael Sances.
Social Movement for Racial Justice
Temple University's College of Liberal Arts hosted the webinar, "Is This Time Different? Social Movement for Racial Justice," organized by the Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT) and the Public Policy Lab (PPL). The webinar was moderated by Benjamin Talton (History) with panelists Heath Fogg Davis (Political Science; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies), Ajima Olaghere (Criminal Justice), Celeste Winston (Geography and Urban Studies), and Sean Yom (Political Science).