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. 

Rescheduled! John Joseph Keane Medallion Award Reception for April 26, 2017. 

Please join IPR in honoring Ralph McCloud with the Institute's highest honor the John Joseph Keane Medallion for lifetime of service to church, university and country, on April 26, 2017.  It will be held in Heritage Hall, Father O'Connell Hall, at The Catholic Unviersity of America.  All are welcome to attend.  To R.s.v.p., please click here

"I Am Migration: IPR/CUA Video Contest" Finalist's Videos

Voting is closed for the video contest!  To view the finalist videos, please click here

The winning videos will be shown on April 10, 2017 from 6-7:30 pm in Pryz 323 followed by a panel discussion.  For more information, please visit  All are welcome to attend; food will be provided.

IPR Brown Bag: “Study on Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness in DC”

IPR Brown Bag featuring Linda Plitt Donaldson, Ph.D., IPR Fellow and Associate Professor of Social Work, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. in the Happel Room, Caldwell Hall.