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Multiple Perspectives Lead to Better Research

“In many places, commitment to interdisciplinary work is shallow. ... But at Northwestern we have been building these connections for decades,” writes IPR Director and economist Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach.

The Promise of a School-Based, Trauma-Informed Group Therapy Intervention for Young Women

October 25, 2021
Jonathan Guryan
Join us on Monday, October 25 at noon for a talk by IPR economist Jonathan Guryan.

Most Americans Continue to Support Vaccine Mandates—and Want More

October 11, 2021
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Support for vaccine mandates remains high, while approval drops for the president’s handling of the pandemic.

Scale Identifies Who’s Water Insecure Globally

October 6, 2021
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IPR anthropologist’s scale provides snapshot of people’s experiences during global water crisis.

COVID-19 Media and Research

October 12, 2021
Stay up-to-date with latest IPR faculty mentions in the news about COVID-19 and other IPR news related to the coronavirus.

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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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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IPR Events

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IPR Colloquia
Join us this year as we host our events on Zoom. 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.