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An ‘Evidence-Based Ecosystem’

Through the new STEPP Center, IPR’s top statistical minds are aiming to improve methodology and interdisciplinary cooperation to increase connections between research and practice.

Partisan Bias in Surveys

October 21, 2019
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IPR political scientist John Bullock examines how voters respond to survey questions and whether partisanship shapes their perception of facts.

Faculty Spotlight: Julia Behrman

October 24, 2019
IPR sociologist Julia Behrman got hooked on Africa in college, and her interest has led her back to research shifts in women’s roles when they become more educated, global trends in family change, and the way migration affects families.

News, Entertainment, or Both?

October 30, 2019
News Apps
In a new study, media scholar and IPR associate Stephanie Edgerly examines how the lines have blurred between news and entertainment in today's media environment as audiences try to categorize the genre of a story.

Child Health as Human Capital

November 1, 2019
Janet Currie
Janet Currie, the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, will provide an overview of recent work demonstrating the key role of public insurance in supporting longer-term human capital development.

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.