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.
IPR Welcomes Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook
The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) of The Catholic University of America is pleased to welcome Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook as a new Distinguised Visiting Fellow.
For more information about Ambassador Johnson Cook please see the IPR Blog
IPR Events this Fall!
Press Conference with Former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook (Tuesday, December 3, 2013)
The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies of The Catholic University of America will hold a brief press conference with Suzan Johnson Cook, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom, at the National Press Club
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
See videos of our past events!
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. They will discuss how Catholic teaching has evolved on the issue of capital punishment and how Catholic participation fits into the larger restorative justice movement. The conference is expected to convene educators, students, theologians, and advocates. 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 aims to explore religious freedom and human rights issues in the Holy Land from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives with the hope of contributing to the peace process & fostering respect among peoples of the region. 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