IPR at 50 Conference


IPR 50th Anniversary Conference
June 6–7, 2019 (Thursday and Friday)
Hardin Hall, Rebecca Crown Center
633 Clark St., Evanston Campus

Since it was founded in the 1968–69 academic year with a grant from the Ford Foundation, the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University has focused on producing the highest quality social science research to better inform policy. IPR@50 is a year-long celebration that will involve public lectures by IPR faculty, former PhD students, and others, and will culminate in a two-day conference on June 6–7, 2019.

The conference will feature a keynote by Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond, a MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize winner, on Thursday, June 6, as well as six panel discussions around key policy areas that highlight exciting new avenues of IPR faculty research:

  • Neighborhood Inequality
  • Policy Measurement
  • American Democracy and Its Discontents
  • Government Spending
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Community Partnerships

IPR’s 50th anniversary offers a unique moment to take stock of what we know about these key areas, to look at how IPR research has contributed to that knowledge base, and to chart a course for studying it in the years to come.

Check back soon for more details and registration information.