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The Roosevelt Institute - a student group for public policy exploration

Roosevelt InstitutePublic policy major, Morgan Smith, spearheaded the DU chapter of the Roosevelt Institute. Read more about this exciting new student group and the impact they are having here at DU and in the Denver community. Read the full DU Magazine article here. 

An Exciting Future for the Institute for Public Policy Studies

Click here to learn more about the IPPS and Korbel integration. 

Climate Change and immigration

Yale Global recently published an article by Gov. Lamm on the future of climate change and the impacts on refugees and immigration. Read the full article

Former Gov. Lamm Backs Universal Health Care

Gov. Lamm was recently interviewed for the Colorado Statesman in an article that highlighted his active role supporting the proposed Initiative 20 known as "ColoradoCare." Read the full article. 

Winter Interterm: Denver Dynamics

Need a few extra credits over winter break? Or just want to have an amazing experience in your own city? Dr. Lapo Salucci will be leading a one-week class in Denver learning about how policy really happens in our great city.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with several city leaders including:

  • Chief Robert White, Denver Police
  • Mayor Michael Hancock
  • Happy Haynes, CRL Associates
  • Sheila Bugdanowitz, Rose Community Foundation
  • Ginger White Brunetti, Denver Arts and Venues
  • and more! 

To learn more, open the program flyer

IPPS Welcomes James Arundel as Senior Fellow

James Arundel

The Institute would like to formally welcome James Arundel as Senior Fellow. Jim has served for many years as an advisory, guest speaker and adjunct faculty member at the Institute for Public Policy Studies. Jim has been a partner in the Denver office of Kutak Rock LLP, focusing his practice on transactional, financial and restructuring matters in representing corporate finance and public finance clientele. 

Jim brings his expertise in law and finance along with his passion for policy and teaching to our students in classes such as "Decision Making in Public Policy" and as a panelist on Great Issue Forums. Jim is excited to be more formally joining the teaching staff at IPPS and is looking forward to mentoring and advising students. 

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