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Humanities and Public Policy Workshop

About This Event

The humanities are growing in public visibility, creating new research opportunities while answering calls to serve public needs. This workshop will increase the capacity of humanists to work effectively with policymakers and communities. It is targeted at late-stage graduate students and faculty looking to develop research collaborations that engage policy issues related to social justice, science, technology, environment, education, government, and other areas of public concern. Participants will learn about pathways to policy-relevant engagement and will share their project ideas for peer feedback. The workshop aims to improve communication and facilitation skills for working collaboratively on policy-relevant projects across the university, the public and private sectors, and NGOs.

Since participation is limited to 16 people, we are expecting to review applications for the workshop. To apply, please send a 1-page CV and 200-word statement of a policy problem that briefly addresses how the humanities might contribute to understanding and addressing the issue to Evelyn Brister at

Featured Guests

Ryan Muldoon, Philosophy Department, University at Buffalo guest speakers from the Genesee Land Trust and Community Design Center Rochester

April 15, 2023, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University of Rochester Humanities Center, Rush Rhees Library

HF9: Humanities Engagement with Public Policy

Category: Workshop or Mini-Seminar

Audience: Open to all Corridor Institutions

Host: University of Rochester

RSVP by March 28, 2023