Public Policy Challenge 2011

The 2nd Annual Public Policy Challenge is moving along at an exciting pace, with five interdisciplinary teams made up of Penn students representing diverse areas of study (four of the finalist teams include Fels students) advancing to the finals on March 20th. The first-round judging event, known as the "Round Robin," took place on Monday, February 21st with the help of 26 local and regional...
Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Finals will be a 1-afternoon event during which each team will present its plan to a panel of judges – elected officials and other leaders representing various constituencies in the Philadelphia metropolitan region. They will judge the plans based on how compelling and feasible they are. As public officials who are faced with policy choices and priority-setting on a regular basis, they will...
Spring 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The 5 teams who advanced to this round will participate. Facilitators include: Eric Weinberg, Chief Operating Officer for Guggenheim Venture Partners Robert Nixon, Lobbyist and Public Affairs Advisor for Princeton Public Affairs Group This workshop will focus on the legislative “inside game”: drafting legislation (if applicable), and navigating formal political processes. Again, part of the time...
Spring 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Round Robin is a preliminary judging event and an opportunity for teams to test out their ideas on regional policy actors. Each team will present short pitches to panels of regional stakeholders. 5 teams will advance beyond this event.
Spring 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
John Hawkins - S.R. Wojdak & Associates Robert Pearson - Senior Fellow, Fels Institute of Government This workshop is intended to give teams an opportunity to learn about the key components of a policy campaign: identifying and utilizing lines of influence and conducting practical policy analysis. Teams should also learn how best to deliver an “elevator pitch,” ahead of our Round Robin...
Spring 2011
The 2nd Annual Public Policy Challenge is off to a fantastic start this year, after a total of 51 participants and 6 sponsors have signed on to the competition. Selected from a large pool of highly-qualified individuals, the chosen participants this year represent diverse backgrounds and skill sets, not to mention schools at Penn (and other parts of Philadelphia). Wharton, Penn Law, Penn Design...
This year, Penn students have a great opportunity to get engaged with the community outside campus borders. The Penn Public Policy Challenge — headquartered at the Fels Institute of Government — is an interdisciplinary competition open to undergraduate and graduate students, now in its second year. Modeled after the Wharton Business Plan Competition, the first-of-its-kind contest affords...
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Right now, there is a strong need for young, energetic, innovative people in the public policy arena. That's why you should apply to participate in the Penn Public Policy Challenge. The interdisciplinary student competition carries potential to be a successful endeavor not just for students who participate, but also for Greater Philadelphia - a region that needs such young, brilliant minds to...
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