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Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence

AI has the potential to make our lives easier and better—and in many ways, it already has—but how do we enjoy the benefits of AI while keeping its risks in check?

In a joint IPR and Medill Distinguished Public Policy Lecture on March 27, sociologist and former White House official Alondra Nelson provided insights on how we should govern AI, drawn from her work in the Biden administration and her own research. 

Research News

Studying the High School Experience

IPR sociologist Simone Ispa-Landa discusses her forthcoming book examining how students experience life at a multiracial suburban high school and the way school administrators manage public pressure to reduce racial disparities in discipline.  

Faculty Research in Brief

This month’s new research from our faculty experts investigates partisan disparities in the use of science in policy and how immigrant enforcement affects public safety. 

Policy Research Brief

The Health Impact of Childhood Adversity on Potential Mothers

Research by IPR social demographer Christine Percheski and community health scholar and IPR associate Joe Feinglass finds that young women with four or more adverse childhood experiences are at a much higher risk of health complications. 

Faculty Insights

"We know that by the age of three, White children are starting to develop these negative attitudes toward Black children, and that by age eight, a majority of children of color are reporting that they have experienced discrimination."
Working Papers

Our monthly working paper newsletter highlights the newest additions from our faculty experts, but you can always view all of IPR’s working papers on our website. Sign up to receive notification of our newest working papers here.
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