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CounterPoints: Hydraulic Fracturing


The Institute for Public Policy Studies will be hosting CounterPoints: Hydraulic Fracturing moderated by Governor Richard Lamm on Thursday, October 23rd. 

Panelists include: 

  • Phil Doe - Environmental Director, Be The Change
  • Josh Penry - Senior VP, EIS Solutions; former CO Senate Minority Leader
  • Sam Schabacker - Western Regional Director, Food and Water Watch

Thursday, October 23rd 4-5:30 pm

Craig Hall Community Room (2148 South High Street)

Seating is limited – RSVP Here

Click here for the flyer. 

For additional questions, contact Debbie Gaylinn at

Summer Interterm: Getting Results inside the Beltway - WAshington, D.C.

Need a few extra credits this summer? Or just want to have an amazing experience in Washington D.C.? Program Director, Richard Caldwell, will be leading a one-week trip in Washington D.C. learning about how policy really happens in the nation's capitol. 

Natasha Hilton - IPPS Student and DU Alum

"The Washington, D.C. trip not only proved to be a highlight of my undergraduate education, but proved one of my most invaluable experiences to date - it is not often that one has access to the some of the best and brightest DC has to offer. I am forever grateful to IPPS for the opportunity to actively engage with policy-makers on and off the Hill who, prior to my trip, had been reduced to a name in the footnotes of a scholarly article or a blurb in Politico. The benefits of the course extended beyond gaining new context and added perspective, because the trip allowed me to realize the beginnings of a professional career in DC upon graduation. For any student seeking new insight into public policy and simply how things "work" inside the Capitol, this course is a must."

To learn more, open the program flyer 

Rural/Urban Divide: Is Perception Reality?

IPPS co-hosted the Rural/Urban Divide conference with the German Marshall Fellowship program on February 8th from 9am – 11:30 am. The panel will be moderated by MPP alumni, Jason Gelender with panelists including:

    • Terrance Carroll, former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives and Marshall Memorial Fellow
    • Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, Chancellor of University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
    • Sam Mamet, Executive Director of the Colorado Municipal League
    • Jeffrey Hare, Treasurer of the 51st State Initiative
Source: DU VideoManager

News - Fellows Selected for Marshall Fellowship

German Marshall FundThe Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver, as the regional coordinator for the Marshall Fellowship, is pleased to announce the following Rocky Mountain regional leaders as Fellows for the 2013 Marshall Fellowship:

  • Councilman Albus Brooks, Denver City Council District 8
  • Major Thomas Heier, US Air Force
  • Dr. Janet Lopez, Rose Community Foundation 
  • Leslie Oliver, Policy Director for Congressman Ed Perlmutter

Click here for the press release and a list of Rocky Mountain Regional Fellows.  

The selection of 2014 Fellows will be announced in early March. Read more about the GMF Rocky Mountain region selection process