Institute for Public Policy

Institute for Public PolicyMission

The Institute for Public Policy is an independent, non-partisan organization whose mission is to inform public policy debate and foster constructive discourse on pressing issues facing Connecticut through research, education, and community outreach.


The SHU Policy Poll conducts survey research on a wide range of public policy issues facing Connecticut.

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Training and education of current and future public servants through the Master of Public Administration program.

Community Outreach

The Institute's Forum and Workshop series brings together federal, state, and local officials, members of the university community and the public to discuss policy issues facing Connecticut and to enhance leadership capacity. 

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Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D.
Executive Director