The Catholic University of America

Welcome to IPR

The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America is a community of scholars and researchers engaged in the analysis of public policy issues related to Catholic social thought. To learn more about the Institute and the research interests of IPR Fellows, please click here. 

Dear Friends of the Institute,

The Institute will be closed from December 19 through January 3, as staff and Fellows celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Reporters and others needing to communicate with the Institute’s Fellows during this period are advised to contact Fellows directly via the email address listed with their biographies. General inquiries may also be sent to

Best wishes for Advent and a Blessed Christmas to you and yours!