SCEPA's proposal for a panel, "Pitfalls and Potentials of Obama's Pension Reform Plan," has been accepted to present three papers at the prestigious APPAM conference in November. Outside researchers and discussants will join with SCEPA faculty and researchers at the fall event, which will focus on the theme, "Making Fair and Effective Policy in Difficult Times." APPAM is a highly respected group of academic and policy scholars focusing on how to make government more effective. A preliminary program will be available in mid-August. For more information, visit the conference website.