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Community Policing Initiative Shows Promise

Early results of a new program show increased trust and community engagement, according to an a Northwestern Neighborhood & Networks (N3) Initiative analysis.

Visualizing Food Insecurity

July 14, 2020
Food Insecurity App
A new app offers a snapshot of weekly national and state-by-state averages, as well as racial disparities in food insecurity.

Shrinking Confidence in America's Governors

July 9, 2020
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
New survey data from IPR’s James Druckman shows the average governor seeing a steep drop in approval rating.

June Faculty Spotlight: Héctor Carrillo

June 24, 2020
Héctor Carrillo
Award-winning sociologist and IPR associate Héctor Carrillo is examining the “sociology of genealogy” and has worked to create a space to study human sexuality in a multidisciplinary fashion.

Faculty COVID-19 Media Mentions and Research

July 9, 2020
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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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.

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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.