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IPR faculty experts represent a cross section of the University's schools and many of its departments.

Unraveling the Drug Crisis

May 10, 2024
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IPR’s Lori Ann Post is leading a drug data research center to combat overdose deaths.

U.S. Employees Overestimate Racial Progress at Work

April 29, 2024
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Research holds key insights for understanding workplace DEI policies.

Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence

April 19, 2024
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Former White House policymaker shares insights on governing AI at IPR/Medill lecture.

Studying the High School Experience

April 18, 2024
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In a Q&A, IPR’s Simone Ispa-Landa discusses her forthcoming book examining a suburban high school

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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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.

Join the Policy Discussion

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.