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Readings for Day Two – Tuesday, July 31

Session 6: From “Bench to Trench”: Accelerating Knowledge Transfer

Vish Viswanath, Associate Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Knowledge Transfer Session Background

Greenhalgh, T. et al. (2004). “Diffusion of Innovation in Service Organizations: Systematic Review and Recommendations.” University College London. The Milbank Quarterly. Vol. 82. No. 4, (pp.581-629).

Ramanadhan S, Salhi C, Achille E, Baril N, D’Entremont K, et al. (2012) Addressing Cancer Disparities via Community Network Mobilization and Intersectoral Partnerships: A Social Network Analysis.

Please come prepared to answer the following questions:

1) What are the models that you are using or have used in the past?

2) How can these models be adapted – localized and customized, to Indian conditions?

3) How does one mobilize different sectors and motivate them to work on problems in a collaborative way?

4) How do we create learning teams to promote and accelerate knowledge transfer?

5) What core competencies are needed to train future workforce to access, manage, and use the information that is being generated?

Session 7: Strategic Shifts – Leveraging Libraries in the 21st Century

Deb Wallace, Executive Director, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

Laura Linard, Director of Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

Knowledge and Library Services Strategy Documents

Session 8: Linkages Between Scholarly Research and Policy-Setting

Merilee Grindle, Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School

Required reading:

Peter de Leon and Toddi A. Steelman, “Making Public Policy Programs Effective and Relevant: The Role of the Policy Sciences.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM), 20 (1), 2001.

The following three articles are from the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM), 27 (1), 2008 and are recommended: (1) John Ellwood, “Challenges to Public Policy and Public Management Education.” (2) Iris Geva-May et al, “MPP Programs Emerging Around the World.” (3) Scott Fritzen, “Public Policy Education Goes Global: A Multi-Dimensional Challenge.”

Please come prepared to answer the following questions:

1) What is the purpose of a program/school of public policy?

2) What are the challenges facing the development of new programs/schools of public policy?

3) In what ways can programs/schools of public policy be made relevant for the future?


Session 9: Dinner