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Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research


The Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research serves as a vehicle for dialogue and constructive action on public policy issues. The Center conducts policy-relevant research on social, political, and economic problems confronting local, national and global communities.

It is a resource for faculty, students, and other institutions in the design, execution, and translation of social science research underlying political decision-making. As a core resource within a liberal arts institution, the Center aims to enhance the pedagogical relationship between the College, its students, faculty, administration, alumni, and the broader community with regard to matters of ongoing public concern, such as disparities in health and healthcare, education and social and economic inequality.

The Center promotes faculty and student research and teaching for a deeper understanding of our common humanity and moral commitments. The Center provides a mechanism through which the research capabilities of the College can be matched with external funding streams, combining expertise, and capacities across disciplines and multiple institutions to address important social, political, and economic problems.