Other Events



  • IPR/KPPI Special Lecture, Robert E. Rubin, Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; Founder of The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution; April 5, 2018.
  • "Why Redistricting Can Mean Life or Death in Chicago," Spencer Lecture, with Robert Vargas, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Sociology, Founding Director of the Violence, Law, and Politics Lab, University of Chicago; February 15, 2018.





  • "Dealing with Missing Data" with Donald B. Rubin; John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics at Harvard University. August 3, 2012. Co-sponsored with Northwestern’s Department of Statistics, and the School of Education and Social Policy.



  • "Improving No Child Left Behind: What the Research Says," April 5, 2010. Presentations by Thomas D. Cook, Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair in Ethics and Justice; Professor of Sociology, Psychology, and Education & Social Policy; and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University; Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago; David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education & Social Policy; Professor of Economics; and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University.
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  • "Opportunities for Change: Taking Action to End Extreme Poverty in Illinois," December 9–10 2008, Illinois Poverty Summit, with keynote speaker Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. Presentations by IPR faculty fellows Fay Lomax Cook, Dan A. Lewis, and James Rosenbaum. Co-sponsored with the Illinois Governor’s Office and Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights.
  • “Reflections on the 2008 Presidential Election,” November 3, 2008, with Fay Lomax Cook, Director of IPR, Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, and IPR Faculty Fellow; Benjamin Page, Gordon S. Fulcher Professor of Decision Making and IPR Faculty Associate; and James Druckman, Associate Professor of Political Science, IPR Faculty Fellow, and Chair, IPR Program in Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy.
  • "Health and Attainment Over the Lifecourse: Reciprocal Influences from Before Birth to Old Age," May 16, 2008 (co-sponsored with the University of Chicago)


  • “The Thunder of History: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective,” (pdf) May 4-5, 2007
  • “Property Taxation in Illinois: How and Why Is It Broken and What Can Be Done to Fix It?” co-organized by IPR Faculty Fellow Therese McGuire and Nathan Anderson of the University of Illinois at Chicago, November 30, 2007. Co-sponsored with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, University of Illinois, and Union League Club of Chicago.


  • Apartheid in America,” with Felice Yeskel, Executive Director of Class Action, November 15. Co-sponsored with Northwestern’s Department of Gender Studies, Multicultural Student Affairs, LGBT Resource Center, and AKA Sorority
  • "Gautreaux at 40," March 3, 2006
  • “A Nation in Conflict: Hurricane Katrina,” with panelists Alice Palmer, former Illinois State Senator, and IPR Faculty Fellows Greg Duncan and James Rosenbaum. February 8, 2006. Co-sponsored with Northwestern’s Women’s Center.
  • "Health-Care in America," (pdf) January 25, 2006