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Thursday, April 13 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Innovation and Policy Diffusion FILLING

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One of the benefits of American federalism is the ability for states and localities to try out new policies, keeping the successes, abandoning the failures, and learning from one another. However, in ideologically polarized times, this system of learning and policy diffusion may be under serious strain. Professor Craig Volden has studied legislatures across the United States to understand why some policies diffuse across states and localities while others do not, and how to overcome biases in order to accelerate innovation. This special seminar is opportunity to consider and debate the role of small cities in prototyping policy and absorbing best practices.

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Craig Volden

Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Virginia
Craig Volden is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a professor of public policy and politics, with appointments in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. He studies legislative politics and the interaction among... Read More →


Jayson White

Oklahoma City, OK, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Room 209, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903