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Who We AreThe IPPH Mission

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The Founding of IPPH

By Aimee Anthony on January 31, 2019

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.

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IPPH will inspire new generations and inform the quest for a more perfect union.

Mayor Muriel Bowser ; January, 2019
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Serving The City

IPPH; UDC; January 31, 2019
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Inspiring a Nation

By Sharon Pratt;January 31, 2019

"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"

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What We DoIPPH Programs

Symposia and Speakers

The IPPH Speakers Series will host spirited, constructive speakers and symposia around the issues of the day with nationally renowned leaders from historical, national and local context. Stay up to date, suggest topics, or submit proposals by clicking the link below.

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Resident and Visiting Fellows

The IPPH Resident Fellows Program will engage respected residents in one-year focus studies on a facet of Washington, D.C. life and organize student-focused events around the same. A Visiting Fellows program is also in development.

Internships

The IPPH Internship Program places UDC Students with nonprofit, public, private sector organizations focused on politics and policy. The program will launch in the Summer of 2019. Please click the link below for future updates or to apply.

"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."

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Institute of Politics Policy and History Kick-Off Event

IPPH Staff Press Event January 31, 2019at The UDC Student Ballroom, Level 1

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.

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Latest Press Mentions and Articles about IPPH, Updated Weekly

The latest media mentions regarding IPPH along with related content. You can also find most stories posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Building A Capital City a Resident Fellow Event, July, 11, 2019

The IPPH will host its first Resident Fellow Event, Building A Capital City: Culture, Architecture, and the Politics of Place in Washington, D.C.

Please join us on July 11, 2019 at the George Washington University Museum & The Textile Museum (701 21st NW) for a thought provoking panel discussion of how power, culture and design have forged this dynamic and continues to evolve. The panel will feature Moderator: Rhona Wolfe Friedman, J.D, IPPH Fellow, Arts & Culture; Panel Chair, Philip Kennicott, Pulitzer Prize winner, Arts & Architecture Critic for The Washington Post; Harry G. Robinson III, Dean Emeritus of the School of Architecture and Design at Howard University; Emily Hotaling Eig, Architectural Historian/Preservation Consultant and President of EHT Traceries, Inc.; G. Martin Moeller, Senior Curator, National Building Museum.

IPPH Will Provide Content In Multiple Formats

IPPH Staff, January, 2019

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.!

MeetOur Team

Founding Director Sharon Pratt

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.

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Meet TheIPPH Staff

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Aimee Anthony

Assoc Director of Programs
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Jodi Samuda

Assoc Director of Operations and Budgets
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Carolyn Bowden

Executive Assistant

Meet OurSenior Advisory Committee

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Karen Tramontano

Co-Chair
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Michael Steele

Co-Chair
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Dr. James M. Goode

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Charlene Drew Jarvis, Ph.D

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Beverly Perry

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Oliver T. Carr, Jr.

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Rev. Mark Thompson

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Sonia Gutierrez

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Amanda Huron, Ph.D

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April Massey, Ph.D

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Phil Mendelson

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Contact info for IPPH Join us

Street:
4200 Connecticut Avenue
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E-Mail:
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Manager:
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About Us

Rediscovering District of Columbia history – and its consequential role in determining contemporary politics and policy serves as our primary charge.

We will establish platforms for making Washington, D.C. history more accessible and intriguing to contemporary audiences and explore, especially through the lens of the Nation’s Capital, the cultural/political fault-lines that have perennially plagued our nation and obstructed our quest to become a more perfect union.

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