Purdue Policies for Progress

On May 20th the Purdue Policy Research Centre at Purdue University, held to “Policies for Progress” conference exploring ways to bring together policymakers, industry leaders, not-for-profits, and academics to bring their collective expertise to bear to address Wicked problems.

Policies for Progress was the capstone event for the Breaking Through: Developing Multidisciplinary Solutions to Global Grand Challenges research project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Find more info about the project here.

Experts from four multidisciplinary teams shared findings and results of their groundbreaking work on the Breaking Through research project. Stakeholders, that is policy makers, practitioners, and more, who were integrated into these projects discussed the successes, benefits, as well as challenges in partnering with academia.

In recognition of our extensive work on multi-stakeholder engagement in our past and current projects Ansgar Koene was invited to speak about the work we did on the UnBias project, the associated IEEE P7003 Standard for Algorithmic Bias Considerations development and our current activities for ReEnTrust.

Recordings of each of the presentations at the event are available online at the “Breaking-through” page at Purdue University.