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'50 Years of Women' at IPR

From sexism in the workplace and gender attitudes to understand women's fear of rape and why the Equal Rights Amendment failed, IPR faculty have pioneered vital research on women's issues and gender roles.

WTTW's Firsthand Talks: "A Handshake Away"

November 12, 2019
Andy Papachristos WTTW Talk
IPR sociologist Andrew Papachristos gave a talk about gun violence on WTTW's "Firsthand Talks," sharing his research on the role networks play in who is impacted by shootings in Chicago.

Faculty Spotlight: Jordan Gans-Morse

November 15, 2019
With the White House embroiled in a Ukraine-centric scandal, political scientist and IPR associate Jordan Gans-Morse, who studies the country, has found his once relatively niche area of expertise directly in the spotlight.

Rethinking How We Study Civil Wars

November 18, 2019
Columbia Military
Political scientist and IPR associate Ana Arjona examines how the tendency to focus on violence when studying civil war can warp perceptions.

Recent IPR Faculty Research

November 19, 2019
Principal in School
New studies from IPR faculty researchers cover how female principals deal with "emotional labor" and how parents of different ethnicities reacted when public schools closed in Chicago.

Research Excellence. Policy Impact.

Rigorous, interdisciplinary social science research for the common good

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We connect policymakers with nonpartisan research relevant to policy debates in city halls and state houses, as well as the halls of Congress and of international organizations.

Browse our trending research or contact us if you need help finding an expert or research on a specific topic.

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The Media

IPR faculty researchers are leaders in their respective fields and stand ready to share their expertise. If you are interested in interviewing an IPR faculty member or covering their research, use the resources below or contact us. We're here to help you get the story.

Thom McDade and Chris Kuzawa


Here at IPR, we support a vibrant and diverse scholarly community, where robust debate and discussion are encouraged. If you would like to learn more about IPR research in your area of interest or join our events, browse the resources below.
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We seek to educate and enable next-generation scholars and policy specialists through cross-disciplinary teaching and training. Find opportunities or get involved by using the resources below.

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Get involved in policy research discussions by following @IPRatNU on social media or attending one of our events.

IPR Events

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IPR Colloquia
Our events calendar kicks off this fall with a colloquium by Emma Adam on "Adolescent Stress." Each academic year, we organize more than 40 policy-relevant events. Sign up for notification of our events and join our community for robust debate and discussion.