Fels Public Policy in Practice Speaker Series with Elizabeth Vale featuring Susan Urahn, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pew Charitable Trusts

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Information: 

Please join Fels for a virtual conversation with Susan K. Urahn.

Susan K. Urahn is president and chief executive officer of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a public charity dedicated to improving policy, informing the public, and invigorating civic life. Urahn has served at Pew for more than 25 years, with increasing leadership responsibilities. From 1994 to 1997, she was a key member of the planning and evaluation division and then was director of the department from 1997 to 2000. In that role, she helped evaluate all of the institution’s grants and Trusts-initiated projects, including Pew’s early environmental work. After seven years leading Pew’s education and state policy portfolio, Urahn helped launch the Pew Center on the States and served as the center’s director from 2007 to 2012. She became an executive vice president in 2012, leading all of Pew’s work on state policy, economics, and health care, then became chief program officer in 2016 and president and CEO on July 1, 2020.

Before joining Pew, Urahn worked in policy research and evaluation with the Minnesota House of Representatives and at the University of Minnesota. Urahn holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a doctorate in education policy and administration from the University of Minnesota.

About the series:

The Public Policy in Practice Series, led by Fels Distinguished Fellow Elizabeth Vale, is designed to provide students with a variety of perspectives and compelling personal narratives that will help them not only form their opinions on important issues but will also help shape their careers. This series is offered in conjunction with the Fels graduate Public Management course required of all Fels MPA and Executive MPA students. Fels is proud to offer these important conversations to the entire Penn community and members of the public.

Remarks begin promptly at 6 p.m. 

Venue:

Zoom - A link will be emailed to registrants on the morning of the event.

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