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Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research


Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research
Kerwin Hall Suite 109

Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016


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The Institute provides a space for researchers and policymakers to interact and acts as a catalyst to promote collaborative research. The Institute is an informational resource as well, helping to disseminate the lessons of policy research to those most able to put them into practice.

In support of this goal, WIPAR:

  • sponsors speakers and conferences;
  • disseminates key findings in the field of public affairs research;
  • helps organize research teams;
  • assists in identifying resources and support, and works with researchers to refine and advance their research programs;
  • supports regular seminars for researchers;
  • helps investigators to address the challenges of their present projects; and
  • trains promising scholars in the process of public affairs research.

How to submit a proposal through the Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research (.pdf)

Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy

Flyer: Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy, with Sheldon Danziger

A Lecture by Sheldon Danziger
President, Russell Sage Foundation

Sheldon Danziger, one of the nation's foremost experts on social policy and poverty, joined WIPAR for this special event.

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Shifting Suburbs

Shifting Suburbs Panel

For decades the country’s political destiny was determined by the tree-lined streets of suburbia, but AU's American Communities Project finds this is changing.

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