As part of its core mission, IPR works with media organizations to help disseminate the results of its faculty’s research. Additionally, members of the national and international press often call upon IPR faculty to share their expertise and insights on current news topics.
IPR is an interdisciplinary research institute founded in 1968 that seeks to support its fellows' research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate this research widely through events, media, publications, and its website.
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IPR’s interdisciplinary faculty are drawn from departments and schools across the University and have expertise in many policy-relevant areas.
- Faculty fellows, with areas of expertise noted
- IPR directory that includes faculty contact information
You may contact individual faculty members directly, or we can assist you. For assistance, please contact Patricia Reese or 847.491.8712.
Throughout the year, IPR organizes a variety of events on research and policy-relevant topics, which unless otherwise stated, are free of charge and open to the public.
- Its signature colloquium series takes place every Monday from noon to 1 p.m from September to June, excluding breaks and holidays.
- Four other colloquium series also take place over the year:
o C2S: Cells to Society (Social Disparities and Health),
o Performance Measurement and Rewards,
o Q-Center: Quantitative Methods for Policy Research, and
o Joint Economics/IPR (Applied Microeconomics and Labor & Education Policy).
- Policy research briefings are held two to three times per year on topical subjects relevant to local, state, and/or national policy issues. Following faculty presentations, the floor is opened up for questions.
- Distinguished Public Policy Lectures feature speakers who typically straddle the worlds of policymaking and academia.
- IPR also co-sponsors events and workshops with other departments and organizations.
For photographs of IPR faculty, events, or locations, please e-mail your request to Patricia Reese.