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Each year IPR organizes a series of talks featuring IPR and Northwestern faculty, as well as faculty from other universities, presenting their research on some of the day’s most socially relevant topics. The events, typically free and open to the public, showcase the progress those experts have made in various branches of IPR’s research areas, including the Institute’s signature, interdisciplinary Fay Lomax Cook Monday colloquia.

Colloquia Series

IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquia

IPR’s signature, interdisciplinary colloquium series, which takes place on Mondays from noon to 1:00 p.m. Speakers are typically IPR fellows or associates discussing their latest policy-relevant research. Faculty Organizer: James Druckman


C2S Colloquia

This occasional series, under IPR’s Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health, brings together social, life, and biomedical scientists who examine how broad social, racial/ethnic, and economic disparities "get under the skin" and affect human development and physical health. Faculty Organizer: Thomas McDade

Statistics in Education and Public Policy (STEPP) Center Colloquia

Founded in 2019, the STEPP Center facilitates collaboration between statisticians, researchers, policymakers and practitioners using evidence to guide decisions, with a focus on education and the applied social sciences. Speakers in its series address a wide range of topics that involve discussions of how to best generate, synthesize, and translate evidence to improve policy and practice. Faculty Organizer: Elizabeth Tipton


Economics/IPR Joint Series

This series, held jointly with Northwestern’s Department of Economics, generally takes place on Thursdays from 3:00–4:30 p.m., when applied economists tackle myriad subjects across education, development economics, social policy, and other areas.

Upcoming Colloquia