Public Policy Lab News

The Public Policy Lab is an intellectual home for researchers who study public policies and the social processes relevant to their development and consequences. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the non-partisan Lab provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of contemporary policy issues, research support for faculty and student scholarship and a mechanism to disseminate participants’ research findings.

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Congratulations Professor Ajima Olaghere on being named a Public Policy Lab Faculty Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year.

PPL Director Judith Levine moderates a discussion about the 2020 Election with an esteemed panel from Temple's Political Science Department: Chair Robin Kolodny, Nyron Crawford, David Nickerson, and Michael Sances (PPL Fellow). The panel, held one week after Election Day, examines what we know and what to expect next. View the video of this panel discussion.

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PPL Director Judtih Levnie recently spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about potential poverty policy in the incoming Biden administration. Read the full article titled How America’s approach to poverty could change in a Biden administration, Congress willing.


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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.

PPL Director Judith A. Levine spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about new poverty statistics for Philadelphia. Read the full article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Poverty in Philadelphia dipped in 2019, while income edged up slightly, before the coronavirus rearranged our lives