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Connecting Social Science Research to Critical Societal Issues

Undergraduates discuss what it was like conducting research with IPR faculty and what they learned

Of Boys and Men: A Conversation with Richard Reeves

November 21, 2022
Richard Reeves
Boys and men are struggling, says Brookings’ Richard Reeves, but helping them can also help women and gender inequality.

Unpacking the 2022 Midterm Election Results

November 21, 2022
IPR scholars share insights on the ‘red wave that wasn’t,’ misinformation, and media viewing.

Study Reveals First Snapshot of Global Experiences with Water Insecurity

November 10, 2022
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IPR scholar deploys a more holistic measure that reveals the impact on millions of individuals.

Coronavirus Media Mentions

November 1, 2022
Stay up-to-date with the latest IPR faculty media mentions concerning COVID-19 as well as other IPR news related to the coronavirus in 2022.

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 Colloquia

Join us this year as we host our events in person and remotely via Zoom webinar. 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.