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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 Colloquia 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  



Friday, March 8
The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students

Desmond Ang, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Friday, March 15
School Choice and Consumer Behavior: Crafting Smarter Policies

Steven Glazerman, Mathematica Policy Research
CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Friday, March 29
Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics

Sarah Reckhow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Friday, April 12
Down But Not Out! The Resilience of Teachers’ Unions in American Politics

Michael Hartney, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College
CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, 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.




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