An enthusiastic audience turned out at the Treasury on 1 August to see the 2023 Ian Axford Fellows, Sam Mulopulos and Rachel Wolbers, present their final reports. Sam and Rachel have recently completed their Fellowships which gave them both six months of first-hand experience of public policy research in New Zealand. The Ian Axford Fellowships are administered by Fulbright New Zealand, which organised the report back sessions in conjunction with the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ).
Sam was previously at the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, US Senate and has spent his time in Aotearoa based at the Treasury and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His research has been in the area of Supply Chain Resilience. Read Sam’s full report Supply Chain Resilience Policy: Theory, Practice and Action.
Rachel, from the Oversight Board (for Meta) has been based at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in New Zealand, researching the next steps for the Christchurch Call to Action. Read Rachel’s full report The Future of the Christchurch Call to Action. How to Build Multistakeholder Initiatives to Address Content Moderation Challenges.
You can access Sam and Rachel’s reports here.