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PEPG events are intended to create an open academic environment in which top scholars can present and discuss the best current thinking on education policy and governance. Towards this end, the program has hosted numerous conferences and seminars since its founding in 1996. And in 2003, we initiated the Education Policy Colloquium Series with the expressed purpose of providing the Harvard community with greater access to cutting-edge education research. To hear about PEPG events as they are announced, subscribe to PEPG News.


upcoming events  

May 6-7, 2019
Education Cities: A Decade of Education Reform in American Cities

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Location: Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, HKS



Friday, April 26
The Effect of State Funding for Postsecondary Education on Long-Run Student Outcomes

Rajashri Chakrabarti – Federal Reserve Bank of New York
CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Events run from Noon to 1:15 p.m. A light lunch will be provided.

For more information on event locations and times, visit the Colloquium Series page.




March 28, 2019
Change Agent: Michelle Rhee on Leadership & the Future of Education Reform
EdPIC will host former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools and founder of StudentsFirst Michelle Rhee. Joining Professor Paul E. Peterson, the conversation will focus on leadership in the movement to further educational equity and how to make systems-level change when change is hard.
12 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Sponsored by the Program on Education Policy and Governance, and EdPIC.

April 19, 2018
Learning from the Longterm Effects of School Choice in America

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Paul E. Peterson and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Sept. 2017.


Paul E. Peterson and Roberto Rodríguez at the June 2010 PEPG Conference "Merit Pay: Will It Work? Is It Politically Viable?"


Paul E. Peterson and Margaret Spellings at a September 2008 Institute of Politics Event


Paul E. Peterson, Al Lindseth, and Rod Paige at the May 2004 PEPG Conference "50 Years after Brown"