Taking Evidence to The Next Level

Overview


On Thursday, November 21, the Data Coalition hosted a reception to celebrate the launch of The Center for Impact Sciences at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. This Center helps policymakers use evidence to inform program and policy design by pioneering new frontiers in data standardization, evidence synthesis, and predictive analytics.

The Center aims to advance the conversation about what it really means to be “evidence-based,” so there was no better place to start the conversation than in Washington DC. The Data Coalition and University faculty convened leaders, policy-makers, researchers, and social scientists to discuss the future of the evidence-based policy movement.

Learn more about the Center for Impact Sciences.

Speakers


Anne DeCesaro

Office of the Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS)

Michael Hand

Fellow, Office of Evaluation Sciences, U.S. General Services Administration

Chad Hartnell

Director of Operations, Impact and Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada

Bruce Meyer

Former Commissioner, Commission for Evidence-Based Policymaking, McCormick Foundation Professor at U Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Robert Shea

Principal, Public Sector, Grant Thornton

Venue


  1225 Eye Street, NW Suite 1000 Washington, D.C. 20005




Agenda


5:30 pm     Registration and open networking

6:15 pm    Opening Remarks

– Jason Saul, Executive Director, Center for Impact Sciences

– Bruce D. Meyer, former Commissioner, Commission for Evidence-Based Policymaking and the McCormick Foundation Professor Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

6:25 pm  Introduction to GSA’s Office of Evaluation Sciences 

– Michael Hand, Evidence Lead, Office of Evaluation Sciences, U.S. General Services Administration

6:30 pm   Future of Evidence-based Policy-making Panel Discussion 

– Anne DeCesaro, Office of the Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, USDA

– Chad Hartnell, Director of Operations, Impact and Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada

– Jason Saul, Executive Director, Center for Impact Sciences

– Robert Shea, Principal, Public Sector, Grant Thornton

– Moderator, Nick Hart, CEO, Data Coalition

 

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