International Network for Social Policy Teaching and Research
(Second Annual Meeting)

Oxford, U.K.
September 6-8, 2015


Sunday, September 6 (Welcome dinner)
Welcome: Neil Gilbert and Doug Besharov
Dinner speaker: Senior OUP person, TBD, topic perhaps “The Future of Academic Publishing”

Monday, September 7 (Business meeting)
Oxford University Press offices
Great Clarendon Street
Oxford OX2 6DP
Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 556767

We will be in the “Boardroom” conference room, on the mezzanine level, for all meetings except for Monday lunch. (See attached for Boardroom location within the building and also a map/directions file for the OUP offices themselves.)

9:00 a.m. Network Activities
Research projects
     (Ariel Fiszbein and Anu Rangarajan Latin America job training project)
Research seminars
     (Antonio Lopez on Seville session on “Social Policy: Mounting Pressures on the Welfare State”)
Authors’ meetings and academic presentations
     (Chris De Neubourg on marriage and cohabitation)
Executive education
     (Doug Besharov on Budapest program on “Using Logic Models to Make Antipoverty and Development Programs More Effective”)
Policy workshops
     (Jacob Klerman on European Commission session of performance measurement of public employment and workforce development programs).

Co-teaching joint courses, guest teaching and distance teaching, and blended teaching      (Neil Gilbert and Alexey Barabashev)

Network website (
     (Douglas Call)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 The OUP Proposal
Briefing from OUP staff lead by Dana Bliss
Publishing models (including handbooks in OHO platform)
Library of international social policy series
Editorial board structure, roles, responsibilities
Brainstorming website, content ideas, features, and markets

Open discussion


12:30-2:00 p.m. Printers House

2:15-2:45 The OUP Proposal (con’t)
Private discussion among Network members

2:45 Possible OUP “handbooks”
Modern Public Administration (Karen Baehler)
Families and Marriage (Neil Gilbert)
Social Policy in Latin America (Ariel Fiszbein)

3:45-4:00 Break

4:15-5:30 Possible OUP “handbooks” (cont’d)
Social Policy in Asia (Scott Fritzen)
Evaluation of Social Programs (Education: Doug B; Job Training: Jacob Klerman; Child welfare: Mark Testa)
Income Trends and Income Inequality (David Johnson).

Monday Dinner
7 p.m. Hosted by University of California (Berkeley)
Location: Neil: Nuffield College, Oxford University
Dinner speaker: David Reingold, Purdue, “The Future of Global Education”

Tuesday, September 8 (Research workshop)
Location:OUP office

9:00-10:30 a.m. Disrupted populations around the globe — migrants and war refugees — and how to respond

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-noon Marriage and cohabitation

Lunch OUP executive dining room

1:30-5:00 The new family

Tuesday Dinner
Hosted by Tilburg University
Location: TBD
Chris De Neubourg

Wednesday, September 9
Location:OUP office

9-11 a.m. Prospective editors’ meeting with OUP editorial staff.

To view Oxford Meeting Agenda in PDF version, please click here.