WiP: Testing Innovative Approaches to Improving Policy Research – Everywhere, 20 November – Hans Gutbrod

American Councils and CRRC present the 12th talk in the Fall 2013 Works-in-Progress Series!

Hans Gutbrod
“Testing Innovative Approaches to Improving Policy Research – Everywhere”
Wednesday, 20 November, 2013 at 6:15pm
ISET/CRRC Georgia, Zandukeli St. 16, Tbilisi, GEORGIA
How can we use innovative approaches to improve the quality of policy research in Georgia and beyond? How can this be done with impact, at low cost, and ideally contributing to lasting change? Hans will present a project that he is about to launch, sharing what often goes wrong behind the scenes, and discussing trade-offs in making a difference. 
Dr Hans Gutbrod used to work with the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) from 2006 to 2012, and thereafter worked with an effort to support policy research organizations in Latin America, Africa and South Asia. He currently does consultancy projects in East Timor and other locations. His research interests focus on how to improve policy research in less developed contexts, and he regularly contributes to the On Think Tanks blog. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. 
W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the International School of Economics (ISET) building (16 Zandukeli Street). It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.
The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.
Would you like to present at one of the W-i-P sessions? Send an e-mail to natia@crrccenters.org.