Event: How To Use Your Research to Change the World

Kate Stuart
April 5, 2016

M.V. Lee Badgett, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Science

April 12th, 2016 
Calhoun Hall Rm 109, 4:10-5:30 pm with reception to follow

How To Use Your Research to Change the World

M. V. Lee Badgett, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will be giving a presentation on “Going Public:  How Researchers Can Engage with the Public.”  She is the author of The Public Professor:  How to Use Your Research to Change the World.   Her presentation will show that the work of academics can matter and be influential on a public level, but the path to becoming a public intellectual, influential policy advisor, valued community resource or go-to person on an issue is not one that most scholars are trained for.  Badgett will offer scholars ways to use their ideas, research and knowledge to change the world. She will discuss practical strategies for scholars to become more engaged with the public on a variety of fronts: online, in print, at council hearings, even with national legislation. This information will be useful for faculty at all stages, as well as for graduate students and post-docs.

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