Critical Policy Conference
About the hosting organisation
The UNU Critical Policy Lab is a new student-led initiative that aims to foster an environment for public policy students and professionals to critically reflect on current practices and approaches. The Lab aims to foster dialogue and experimentation in order for participants to be empowered with critical tools to imagine new scenarios and possible futures.
It is a network-based policy community of young professionals, students, and academics aimed at informing of the key lessons to be learnt from critical theory, feminist/power perspectives, alternative economics, and decoloniality. The idea is to prepare and empower students and staff to become responsible professionals in their communities, critical/decolonial researchers, and conscious leaders that know how to navigate the intersectional plurality and layered complexity of the world and its many challenges.
About the conference
The Critical Policy Conference is a one-day conference on empowering students and practitioners interested in policy and social change to explore alternative and inclusive approaches to current and future challenges
Programme (Saturday 3 June)
10:30-11:30 Panel: Why critical practices in policymaking and social impact?
12:00-13:00 Reimagining Civil Society Collaborations in Development | Margit van Wessel
12:00-13:00 Inclusive Policy Making for Migration | Chibuye Changwe
12:00-13:00 The Role of Imagination Infrastructures in Policymaking | Cassie Robinson
14:00-15:30 A new way forward: What about the Purpose Economy? | Juliëtte Boughouf
14:00-15:30 Advocating for Change | Shirleen Chin
15:45-17:15 Building our own damn table | Helen Wishart
15:45-17:15 The Hidden Values of Public Space | Marta Popio?ek
17:15-17:30 Closing & Harvesting
See the website for more information and to register.
Venue: The Masters Wyck, Hoogbrugstraat 42, 6221 CS Maastricht
Date: 03 June 2023
Time: 10:00 - 17:30 CEST