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Fall 2023 Events

Join us for our Fay Lomax Cook Fall 2023 Colloquium Series starting on Monday, October 2.

The Value of Cross-Disciplinary Interactions

September 13, 2023
Sylvia Perry
IPR psychologist Sylvia Perry discusses her recent fellowship and leading a diversity workshop.

Andrew Papachristos Tapped to Become IPR’s Next Director

August 30, 2023
Andrew Papachristos
Prominent sociologist is an engaged policy researcher and community collaborator.

What Do Universities Owe Their Students?

August 30, 2023
IPR legal experts explain how the pandemic challenged the university-student contract.

Early Care and Education Trends in Chicago’s 47th Ward

August 24, 2023
Report finds increase in pre-K capacity due to growth in community-based childcare.

Research Excellence. Policy Impact.

Rigorous, interdisciplinary social science research for the common good

Capitol building


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.

Kirabo Jackson

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.
Onnie Rogers with Student


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.

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