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Perspectives on Policy

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IU SPEA conference in nation's capital aims to help shape energy policy debate

energy policy icon

The June 9, 2009, issue of Perspectives on Policy announces an energy-policy conference that the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs will sponsor in Washington, D.C. It also features stories about Indiana soldiers who are teaching about agriculture in Afghanistan, a professor's book on "Distrust, American style," an IU partnership with an Indianapolis church, a comparison of U.S., Mexican and Canadian health care systems, a course that took IU students to Korea, and a commentary on the effects of H1N1 flu on the Mexican economy. Full Story >>

Capstone course provides real-world experience for IUPUI graduate students

SPEA lecture, IUPUI

The May 12, 2009, issue of Perspectives on Policy features stories on capstone projects by public-affairs graduate students at both Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and IU Bloomington. It also includes accounts of an IU-sponsored U.S.-China business conference and a symposium on terrorism in India, Israel and Turkey, a round-up of news about the Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak and stories about an IU education initiative with the Indianapolis Latino community and a partnership between IUPUI and the University of Tehran. Full Story >>

Student-run graduate conference explores international policy issues

The April 14, 2009, issue of Perspectives on Policy features highlights from the student-run conference of the International Public Affairs Association at IU SPEA, including links to policy briefs by students and faculty. It also includes stories on a symposium on the world economic crisis and an IUPUI alternative spring break project, and news about an electronic waste recycling event, a U.S.-China business conference, an agreement for IU to provide training for the Indiana National Guard, and more. Full Story >>

National Research Council report calls for overhaul of forensic science system

Forensic Science

The March 10, 2009, issue of Perspectives on Policy reports on a National Research Council study that calls for overhauling the nation's forensic science system; IU Bloomington and IUPUI faculty members helped produce the report. Also featured are stories about area studies at IU, the impact of proposed changes in tax deductions for charitable giving, research on the visual content of TV coverage of presidential elections, students who lobbied the state legislature for the therapeutic recreation profession, and students who attended the Clinton Global Initiative University program. Full Story >>

Advice for President Obama: IU faculty members have their say

White House photo

Almost 30 Indiana University faculty members offer up the "elevator speeches" they would give to President Barack Obama in this special issue of IU Perspectives on Policy. Contributors include experts in in health care, medical technology, the arts, energy economics, education, the environment, information security, criminal justice, tax policy and other policy areas. Full Story >>

Work by IU institute takes center stage as Indiana considers government reform


A story about the Indiana University Public Policy Institute's role in developing proposals for reforming local government in Indiana leads off the Jan. 13, 2009, issue of Perspectives on Policy. Also featured are stories on an American Humanics leadership institute in Indianapolis, a survey of Hoosier attitudes about K-12 education, an IU Northwest professor's book on religion and political tolerance, and IU faculty involvement in recent elections in Ghana and a humans rights conference in Atlanta. Full Story >>

Why young people don't vote -- or do they?

Voter Statistics

The Dec. 9, 2008, issue of Perspectives on Policy features a story about an Indiana University Bloomington course in which students examined "Why Young People Don't Vote" -- against the backdrop of the 2008 election. Also included in the issue are stories about the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, an archaeological study of homelessness in Indianapolis, a planned statewide study of court reform, an examination of the barriers to reforming health care, and a report that finds more women than men earning college degrees in Indiana. Full Story >>

Innovative SPEA class practices what it teaches: reducing the carbon footprint

Meretsky class

The Nov. 11, 2008, issue of Perspectives on Policy features a story about an IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs course on climate change, in which U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service professionals take part from their offices and homes in eight Midwestern states. It also spotlights an IU professor's book on volunteerism, energy and environment research at Indiana University, a study of the value of urban green space, IU Kokomo's accountability efforts, a Mayors Institute held at IUPUI and IU experts' forecasts for the Indiana economy in 2009. Full Story >>

'Historic' election motivates students, engages Indiana

Election edition

The Oct. 14, 2008 issue of Perspectives on Policy is a special issue focusing on policy matters in the 2008 presidential election. It features comments by Indiana University faculty members on the historic election itself, and on the challenges facing the candidates in health care, energy policy, Iraq, education and management of the federal government. Full Story >>

Presidential primary cast world political spotlight on Indiana

Barack Obama

The June 10, 2008, issue of Perspectives on Policy features comments by Indiana University political scientists on the attention that the Indiana primary election brought to the state. It also includes stories on a program that sent IU students to South Korea to study public affairs and news about state policy on high-school graduation rates, a conference at IUPUI on emergency preparedness, research on chronic disease management, and IU's selection as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. Full Story >>

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