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 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 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.