School of Policy Studies

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2017 Queen's Policy Forum - "The academy and the policy world:  How can Universitys help respond to Canada's complex policy challenges?" - November 4, 2017 [image]

November 4, 2017
Donald Gordon Centre, Queen's University

Most public policy problems are complex, with interdependent aspects requiring a collaborative approach to policy development and implementation. Some problems have come to be called “wicked” because their shape keeps shifting depending on the perspectives of multiple stakeholders: each aspect seems to be a symptom of some deeper problem, and solutions seem impossible. How can policy research be useful in the face of such “wicked” problems?

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Remembering David Elder

David C. Elder

David Elder, adjunct professor and distinguished fellow, was a member of Queen’s Policy Studies community for more than two decades. In his memory, colleagues and friends, with the support of David’s family, has established the David Elder Award in Global Public Policy, to be awarded annually to an MPA student with academic and professional interests in global public policy, including international organization and foreign policy. An online giving page is now open at:

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