Dr. Conor Seyle to Participate in Bridging the Gap Workshop

Bridging the divide between research and policy

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Dr. Conor Seyle, director of OEF Research, will participate in a Bridging the Gap workshop hosted by the School of International Service (SIS) at American University, in Washington, D.C. on January 23 in support of the goal of improving the impact of empirical research on public policy.

The workshop, coordinated by Jessica Trisko Darden, associate director of Bridging the Gap and assistant professor at SIS, will explore how universities and foundations can work together to better position themselves to impact public policy and support public engagement with policy issues.

“Providing empirical data to help inform public policy is a core value at One Earth Future,” said Seyle. “OEF Research is honored to join some of the country’s most impactful foundations and Bridging the Gap in determining how we can work together to influence U.S. domestic and foreign policy.”

Bridging the Gap is a Carnegie-supported program at the American University School of International Service, which promotes dialogue and engagement between researchers and practitioners working on foreign policy issues.  This workshop provides an opportunity for universities and foundations to work together to impact public policy at a time of significant uncertainty around U.S. policies and priorities.


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About One Earth Future:

OEF is a self-funded, private operating foundation seeking to create a more peaceful world through collaborative, data-driven initiatives. We focus on enhancing maritime cooperation, creating sustainable jobs in fragile economies and our research actively contributes to thought leadership on global issues.

OEF Research is the One Earth Future’s think tank focused on global peace and security.

We conduct empirical research on the predictors of peace and on the role of good governance in building and sustaining peace and we share that research with scholars, policy makers and all interested in a more peaceful world through our published reports, discussion papers and educational forums.