ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on November 21st, 2016


It's not always easy to engage policy makers and shape policy discussions. Policy research can often turn into a conversation among our friends. In an age of information, intellectual entrepreneurs face formidable challenge in navigating and winning the policy the debate. 

From formulating the research topic, establishing sound policy argument to winning the case in the public domain, every step is crucial towards a think tank's success. What matters the most to you and your audience? How do you formulate a good research hypothesis? How do you make a strong case and win your policy debate?  

If you're interested in building your think tank's credibility through raising real questions and winning the policy debate, join us for this webinar on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. ET with economist and professor at Duke University, Michael Munger, as he walks you through the process of formulating research hypotheses, talks about generating sound arguments, and gives tips in winning the policy debates that might come in handy for think tankers and researchers around the world.

Munger’s research focus on public policy, political ideology, and elections and campaign finance. Prior to his position as the director of the interdisciplinary of Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE) program at Duke University, he served as the Chair of the Political Science Department at Duke University from 2000 through 2010 and held teaching positions at the Economics Department at Dartmouth College, Political Science Department at the University of Texas at Austin and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Munger received his Ph.D. in economics from Washington State University and has been published in political journals such as the America Political Science Review and the Journal of Politics, along with four books, the most recent being Analyzing Policy: Choices, Conflicts, and Practices. He has won three university-wide teaching awards and has recently lectured on public choice and the sharing economy.