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. The work of the Institute serves and speaks to the university, the Church, the country, and the disciplines of its fellows.
Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook's Religion & Public Life Brown Bag. Distinguished Visiting Fellow Amb. Johnson Cook will be speaking about her experiences on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Vincent Walter Room of Curley Hall. For more information and to R.s.v.p. click here.
IPR Birthday Bash: To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Institute, we are throwing a Birthday Bash on Saturday, March 22 at the Embassy Row Hotel. For more information and to register for the party please click here. If you have trouble registering please call Lydia at 202-319-5999. There will be cake!
Videos of our past events
Brownbag Lecture with Rev. Charlie Currie, S.J. The Executive Director of the Jesuit Commons at Georgetown University spoke on the subject of “Religion & Public Life.”
Climate Change an its Increasing Impact (Wednesday, November 20, 2013)
A lecture by Dr. Michael MacCracken, Ph.D, Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs at the Climate Institute.
Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty (Saturday, November 9, 2013)
Featured speakers include Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, and Vicki Schieber, a national advocate for murder victims’ families as well as faculty members from Mount Saint Mary’s University and Catholic University. View the videos from the event here!
Religious Freedom & Human Rights: Path to Peace in the Holy Land (Monday, September 9, 2013)
Hosted by IPR, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Catholic Relief Services, this conference explores religious freedom and human rights issues in the Holy Land from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives. View videos from the event here!
Recent IPR Blog Posts:
From the Director: Dr. Stephen Schneck on Evangelii Gaudium
IPR In the News: IPR Director, Dr. Stephen Schneck, is quoted in the National Catholic Register on immigration reform
IPR In the News: IPR Director, Dr. Stephen Schneck, discusses Cardinal O'Malley in the National Journal