Public Policy News

The very first laws of the land were drawn up here in Philadelphia. More than 130 years later, Temple Public Policy students try to master that art, just steps away from City Hall in the nation’s sixth-largest municipality. Follow along as our Master of Public Policy students, alumni and faculty learn about and contribute to modern policy. And if you have a Temple Public Policy story of your own to share, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our faculty have real-world experience in private, public and non-profit organizations working as leaders, policymakers and advisors. The technical and analytical skills they instill in their students prepares them for their life’s work effecting positive change.

Master of Public Policy students Melissa Piccoli and Eric Bumbaca recently presented their capstone research findings on how automation is affecting the future of work. Their presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia offered solutions for how the city can help its workforce pivot towards the jobs of tomorrow.

image of congressman Dwight Evans and guests at lecture

Congressman Dwight Evans, who represents parts of Temple University in the House of Representatives, recently spoke with College of Liberal Arts students about how they can affect political change.

CLA’s Master of Public Policy program along with Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP), the Committee of Seventy and the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia brought state legislators together for a panel discussion about state politics at Temple University Center City as part of YIP’s pre-election event series.

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The College of Liberal Arts’ Master of Public Policy program and NExT Philadelphia partnered with Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) to hold a recent panel strategizing ways to get Philadelphians to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 as part of YIP’s pre-election event series.

Image of panel at Home Buying event

The Public Policy program recently hosted a Temple University Center City panel to help first-time home buyers understand what the process is like and what Philadelphia policies affect it.