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First annual Innovative Policy Conference held June 15

August 24, 2017

More than 250 federal and state policy makers, community organizers and scholars from across the country attended the first annual Innovative Policy Conference co-organized by Justine Hastings of the Economics Department, Watson Institute and Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab and by the office of the Governor of Rhode Island. The conference focused on the importance of research-driven policy, state-university partnership, and the importance of fact-based policy for all sides of the political spectrum.