The Institute of Politics Policy and History, housed at the University of the District of Columbia, will encourage constructive, spirited dialogue around the issues of the day; illuminating these conversations with insights from our city and nation’s history.
IPPH will inspire new generations and inform the quest for a more perfect union.
"Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all"
"A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it."
Mayor Muriel Bowser, UDC President Ronald Mason, Jr will join IPPH Founding Director and Former D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt and Co-Chairs Michael Steele and Karen Tramontano for the IPPH launch/press event. The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the Executive Office of the Mayor announce the establishment of new Institute of Politics Policy and History (IPPH) to be housed at the University. Mayor Bowser will present UDC and Former Mayor Sharon Pratt with a proclamation.
The IPPH Speakers Series will host spirited, constructive dialogue around the issues of the day with nationally renowned leaders. Upcoming events include “Women in the House”: a panel focused on the historic number of women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and "A Nation Divided": focuses on the deep political divides in the wake of the 2018 mid term elections and compare the environment to pre-Civil War.
On March 26, 2019, Please join us for a thought provoking panel discussion, Historical Inflection Point: Women in the House. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the University of the District of Columbia; UDC Student Center Ballroom. The moderator will be Michael Steele, Conservator American Commentator, MSNBC Political Analyst, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Featured Panelists and Participants Confirmed/Invited include: Special Guest/Panelist, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser; Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, celebrated Member among historic number of women Members in 116th Congress, first African American woman to represent Massachusetts; Congresswoman Elizabeth “Liz” Cheney, R-WY, 3rd highest ranking member of House Republican Leadership; Dr. Jamey Ann Piland, Associate Professor, Director of Women’s Studies, Trinity Washington University; Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC; and, former Congresswoman, Connie Morella, D-MD (8th) Congressional.
The panelists will delve into the history of women as elected officials in the house and the role gender equity plays in the future prospects and politics of the United States.
IPPH plans to deliver on its mission by offering speakers and symposia in multiple digital and broadcast formats including livestream, social media, podcast and even broadcast television. Though most plans remain in development, IPPH future plans include a robust media distribution focus with the goal of not only offering poltical and policy content to District of Columbia residents with a historical context but to also archive all programs and make them available worldwide. Subscribe to the IPPH mailing list for updates.!
Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt will serve as the Founding Director of the UDC Institute for Politics, Policy and History. Pratt graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1961 and earned her B.S. degree in political science in 1965 from Howard University. Pratt attended Howard University Law School where she earned her J.D. degree in 1968.