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Meet IPR's New Fellows

Tabitha Bonilla, Sally Nuamah, and Molly Schnell are joining the Institute for Policy Research, bringing expertise in economics, education, and public opinion

New Tool Helps Address the Global Water Crisis

September 30, 2019
IPR anthropologist Sera Young is leading a multi-disciplinary, international team of more than 40 researchers, which has developed a new tool that can fill this data gap and provide actionable, policy relevant information to address the global water crisis.

Faculty Spotlight: Tabitha Bonilla

September 24, 2019
Tabitha Bonilla Headshot
Faculty Spotlight: IPR social policy expert Tabitha Bonilla studies public opinion and the everyday consumption of politics, focusing on how communication influences voters and policies.

SURA Gives Undergraduates Research Experience

September 24, 2019
Mary Okametti and Sandy Waxman
This year, 24 students were matched with faculty to work on research projects for the SURA program, exploring topics such as early math education, gender and racial bias in children, the impact of stress on pregnancy, and the constitutions of Tribal Nations.

'Call-in Meetings' Help Reduce Gun Violence

August 19, 2019
Chicago crime scene
Research by IPR sociologist Andrew Papachristos and postdoctoral scholar George Wood finds that a program aimed at reducing gun violence in Chicago, the Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS), deterred about 100 victimizations over a two-year period.

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.

Join the Policy Discussion

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.