The Catholic University of America

Welcome to IPR

The Institute for Policy Research 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. The interests we serve are broad and are reflected in our motto: ecclesia, patria, mundi -- Church, country, world. 

"What began as a group of volunteers grew into a 'Genocide Working Group' that worked closely with Congress to make real, continuing  progress on the genocide issue."                              Robert Destro,       Director, IPR                                                                                          

The Genocide Working Group, working on Capitol Hill with Representatives Jeff Fortenberry, (R) of Nebraska and Anna Eshoo (D) of California, was instrumental in getting a genocide resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016. 


 International Program Associates

The Catholic University of America’s (CUA) Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) is offering international social development experiences to CUA graduating undergraduates, masters and doctoral students. International Program Associates (IPA) provides a unique opportunities (social, economic, legal, and other) to gain professional international social development experience by spending 10-weeks during the summer working for an international NGOs.

For more information about IPA, please visit the IPA website