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Year in Review 2020–21

Check out IPR's 2020–21 brochure for research highlights from our faculty, including how IPR researchers pivoted their work during the pandemic.

Family Norms in Flux

January 24, 2022
Julia Behrman
IPR sociologist Julia Behrman will explore whether there has been a move away from a two-child norm among millennials and whether the social meaning of the two-child norm has changed over cohorts.

One Year After Capitol Insurrection

January 6, 2022
Capitol Insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021
A new survey by IPR political scientist James Druckman finds overall support for the insurrection is low, but opposition to it became more polarized in the intervening year.

Why Leaders’ Competence Is a Life-and-Death Matter

January 3, 2022
Trump and Dr. Fauci at a press briefing
IPR political scientist John Bullock argues that the 2020 pandemic response by the federal government shows why studying leaders’ abilities matters.

COVID-19 Media and Research

January 11, 2022
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

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.

IPR Events

Diane Schanzenbach gives a talk
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.