Events Archive

Past Events


June 19-23, 2017
Community Organizing and Advocacy, Brown School Summer Institute

During the weeks of June 19 and June 26, the Brown School offered nearly 20 different skill-building classes as part of its Summer Institute. The Clark-Fox Policy Institute lead this course, which provided an overview of how methods of community organization accomplish goals that are relevant to social work and public health practitioners. Additionally, the course explored community organization activities that address the values of social justice and racial equity.


June 20, 2017
‘Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics’: Contextualizing Populist Resistance to Data Driven Policy-Making presented by Jeff Smith

The Clark-Fox Policy Institute sponsored a special luncheon program during Summer Institute (2017) which featured guest speaker Jeff Smith. Smith is a former Missouri state senator, author, professor, and currently serves as Head of Community Engagement and Policy for Concordance Academy. Click here to view the presentation.


June 1-3, 2017
Influencing Social Policy Conference: Policy Conference 2.0
Successes and Solutions: Policies that Work

Policy Conference 2.0 provides a collective space for social work students, faculty, and practitioners with a passion for social policy and policy practice to learn from each other; grapple with complex policy issues; and share research, practice, and teaching wisdom. Click here to learn more.


April 19, 2017
Amplifying Impact: Launching a platform for connecting evidence to policy
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Brown School

The Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Policy Institute at the Brown School officially launched on April 19, 2017. The launch event, “Amplifying Impact: Launching a Platform for Connecting Evidence to Policy,” featured an outstanding slate of speakers who highlighted the importance of using evidence-informed policy to improve the lives of children, youth and the adults who care for them. Click here for more.


March 2017
POLICY MAKING, ADVOCACY AND ANALYSIS IN THE U.S. LEGISLATIVE SYSTEM (Washington, D.C.)

Social science professions, historically and currently, seek to promote social justice through the equitable provision of benefits and services to assist all individuals, families, and communities to develop and function to their fullest potential. Advanced policy analysis skills and the ability to advocate for policy change at the federal, state, and local level has been an important professional activity and remains now as part of “policy practice.”