Interview Series

Public Policy Lab Interviews are a series of conversations with experts on important policy issues. 

Race Inequality and the Student Debt Crisis (Spring 2021)

In this conversation, PPL Faculty Fellow Dr. Celeste Winston interviews Dr. Jalil Mustaffa Bishop about race inequality and the student debt 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 (Fall 2021)

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). 

View the YouTube video for the PPL Professional Development Series - Media Relations for Researchers 

Policy Roundtable Series

For our Policy Roundtables, we bring together experts for a moderated discussion on a single policy issue.

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 explored the risks and vulnerabilities of this digital policy gap and discuss what solutions might be explored to protect the public from cybercrimes. For this Policy Roundtable, 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).