Lee Badgett, ISI Board member and director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, will discuss her new book The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World on Wednesday, January 27 at 4 p.m. in the Amherst Room of the Campus Center. Amy Shalet, from the department of sociology and director of the Public Engagement Project, will moderate the event. Elizabeth Chilton, former ISI Engagement fellow, will comment along with Sylvia Brand from the department of resource economics.
The book was published this month from New York University Press. Among the book's many positive reviews, Urvashi Vaid, author of Irresistible Revolution praises, "From one of the foremost publicly engaged scholars in the country, this brilliant and groundbreaking primer for academics interested in applying their expertise in the policy realm is also a deeply useful manual for all policy advocates. Combing astute power analysis of how policy is made with strategic communications advice, stories of real-life experience with an accessible and clear style, Lee Badgett has created an essential training tool for every academic, graduate student, law student and advocate interested in informing public policy debates."