Institute for Public Affairs

IPA aims to forge connections among students, scholars, policymakers and citizens.

Mission

The Institute for Public Affairs conducts, supports, and disseminates interdisciplinary research to inform and improve public policy, focusing particularly on Philadelphia, the greater metropolitan area and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Objectives

  • IPA research targets important social, economic, and political problems, and public policies that address them.
  • IPA seeks to foster collaboration and intellectual exchange across disciplines, supporting scholars from all of Temple‚Äôs seventeen schools and colleges.
  • IPA aims to forge connections among students, scholars, policymakers, and citizens, to encourage research informed by the concerns of those who decide public policy and to facilitate public policies informed by research.