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‘An Existential Crisis’ for Science

What IPR scholars are doing to solve the replication crisis.

Sociologist Alondra Nelson to Deliver Distinguished Policy Lecture at Northwestern

February 27, 2024
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Former White House official crafted AI guidelines and policy in the Biden administration.

Elizabeth Tipton to Become a 2024 AERA Fellow

February 15, 2024
Elizabeth Tipton
IPR statistician recognized for her exceptional contributions to education research.

Reckoning with the Impossible

February 1, 2024
Ruha Benjamin and Bryan Brayboy
Princeton author and scholar Ruha Benjamin urges us to question the status quo.

Laurel Harbridge-Yong to Become IPR’s Ninth Associate Director

January 24, 2024
Laurel Harbridge-Yong
IPR political scientist brings rigorous scholarship, media savvy, and administrative acumen to the role.

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.

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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.

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Each academic year, we organize more than 40 policy-relevant events. See our upcoming events and join our community for robust debate and discussion.