Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Lincoln Room

8:30 check-in, light breakfast, and networking; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. workshop


The Scholars Strategy Network Michigan Chapter is hosting a day-long workshop to equip researchers with the knowledge and skills they need to make research accessible and useful to policymakers and civic leaders.

Workshop participants will learn about where research is (and isn’t) used in the policy-making process, how to build relationships with policy-makers, how to create clear and compelling research-based policy recommendations, and how to work effectively with the media. After the interactive skill-building sessions, the day will conclude with a panel of legislators, policy makers, and media discussing their policy engagement. Participants will come away with new ideas for connecting their scholarship to policy-makers and strategies for implementing those new ideas.

There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is required. Light breakfast, lunch and parking at the Kellogg Hotel parking ramp are included.

Ben Miyamoto, Director of Membership and Research
Danielle Mulligan, Associate Director of Chapters
Scholars Strategy Network

Eric Freedman, Professor, Journalism, Michigan State University

Sarah Anthony, State Representative, District 68, Ingham County
Riley Beggin, Capitol Reporter, Bridge Magazine
Judd Herzer, Policy Advisor, Governor Gretchen Whitmer


Sponsored by: Michigan Scholars Strategy Network, Institute for Public Policy and Social Science, University Outreach and Engagement, James Madison College

In collaboration with: Academic Advancement Network, The Graduate School, Masters of Public Policy Program/Department of Political Science, The Writing Center, MSU Extension, Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), University Communications