Institute for Public Affairs News

Public policy affects the laws that govern everything from social to economic issues and beyond. Here you’ll find stories about the work our students, alumni and faculty perform to affect positive changes in policy. And you can contact us if you have a story you’d like to see shared here. The College of Liberal Arts’ Institute for Public Affairs takes a particular interest in issues affecting Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley and is interested in telling stories that foster a collaborative, intellectual exchange of policy ideas.

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.

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Students from across the College of Liberal Arts and Temple University as a whole recall how their political internships in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania helped them build valuable experience for launching their careers.

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Angel Betancourt, CLA ’19, didn’t wait until graduation last month to start looking for a job. He started that work by networking in a couple internships he had in the Pennsylvania Senate beginning last summer. It all paid off when he landed a full-time job while still a student.

Tony Perry, CLA ’12, became Middletown, N.J.’s youngest mayor ever earlier this year at just 28 years old. The political science major credits his College of Liberal Arts’ professors’ real-world lessons and push for him to get an internship with setting him up for his career.

Each semester, the College of Liberal Arts sends students to Washington D.C. where they work in full-time, credited internships in the world of politics or public policy while earning full-time credits as students. Find out what some of their experiences were like in spring 2019.

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