Thu 20 Jun 2024 AT 14:00 pm , Wellington

Ian Axford Fellows in Public Policy report-back seminar

Fulbright New Zealand and the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand, bring you this year’s Ian Axford Fellows in Public Policy report-back seminar. At this event the two 2024 Fellows’ will present an overview of their research projects and key learnings while in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ian Axford Fellows are public policy professionals from the US who are hosted at a New Zealand government agency for up to 5 months. The Fellowship aims to improve public policy practice in both the US and NZ via cross-fertilization of ideas, gain experience from international policy development and establish links with public policy thought leaders on both sides of the Pacific.

The 2024 Fellows presenting at the seminar:

aRachel Levinson-Waldman, hosted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Rachel's report Government social media monitoring: Policy and risk landscape explores how New Zealand agencies are using social media, identifies regulatory gaps, sets out a taxonomy of risks, and proposes considerations for agencies using these tools.

IPANZ hosted a welcome webinar for Rachel at the start of her fellowship where she discussed her background in surveillance programmes and tools, and social media technologies. You can view the recording here.

Megan Seeds, hosted by the Ministry of Social Development

Megan’s report Maintaining trust when exploring generative AI in social service delivery explores how government agencies can navigate generative AI decision-making in a human- and value-centred manner that prioritises organisational strengths and the needs of those being served.

IPANZ hosted a welcome webinar for Megan at the start of her fellowship where she discussed her interest in strategies to transform digital experience, and approaches to leveraging generative AI in social service delivery. You can view the recording here.


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