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.

group of students and staff interacting at Careers in Public Service Workshop

Four master of public policy students share the most important things they learned during the program’s recent Careers in Public Service Workshop, which featured panels of public service professionals describing their career paths and sharing advice with students.

Pictured from left to right: Temple Student Government Vice President of External Affairs Kaya Jones, President Francesca Capozzi and Vice President of Services Laryssa Banks. Photograph by Saba Ahmed.

College of Liberal Arts students Francesca Capozzi and Kaya Jones have taken office as two of the three members of the first-ever all-female Temple Student Government executive leadership team.

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.