“Good Morning, and welcome to the Fourth Annual William & Mary Policy Review Symposium. Here, at The Review, we are always eager to foster dialogue between academics, practitioners and activists— people who are in the field of policy-making and of studying policy, to bring a fresh perspective and something different to our readers. I’d like to thank our panelists for being a part of that. I'm excited about the conversation that we'll have today.
Just to give you a brief description of Policy Review: we are a peer-reviewed academic journal that's completely student-run at the College. This year, we have two different issues, one of which has to do with vulnerable and underserved groups and policy-making, and the other which focuses on international issues related to policy.
Our symposium this year examines the role of social protest in policy making, both in the United States and abroad. I think that this symposium will do a great job of blending both of the focal points of our two issues together. Moreover, I think that this topic is important to discuss, given recent events that we've seen in Virginia. I think that it's something that's on the hearts and minds of policy-makers and people all around the state. So, thank you so much for being here. With that, I'm going to pass it over to our Executive Editor and moderator, Logan, who will introduce our guests.”
Read the full transcript of the symposium here.