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. 

IPR Welcomes Robert A. Destro, J.D.!

On June 1, 2017, University President John Garvey appointed Robert A. Destro as director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR). Destro has been a member of the Columbus School of Law faculty since 1982 and served as interim dean of law from 1999 to 2001. He is founding director of the law school’s Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion. Destro succeeds Stephen Schneck, who retired from the University earlier this year (click here to read more.)