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Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of Evidence: Lessons Learned in the Past 20 Years


WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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Join us on February 28 as BPC partners with the Forum for Youth Investment to examine the potential opportunities and challenges that exist for using evidence in government in 2018. The event will feature a discussion of a new technical paper from BPC dissecting the previous two administrations’ approaches to the use of evidence as well as a bipartisan panel of former appointees in the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations to discuss opportunities to expand the use of evidence in the President’s Management Agenda, the federal budget, and legislation such as the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017.

The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing policy solutions informed by rigorous research for helping young people prepare for college, work, and life.

Panel I:

Nick Hart
Director of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative, BPC

Kathy Newcomer
Director, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University

Panel II:

John Kamensky
Former Deputy Director, Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government

Marcus Peacock
Former Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2005-2009

Additional participants to be announced


Our Partners for This Event

Logo: The Forum for Youth Investment