What is Public Policy?
Public Policy refers to the decisions government officials make on social and political issues that affect the public they serve.
The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy researches the following topics:
- Community-based efforts
- Environment/Marcellus Shale
- Health and health care
- History of policy
- International issues
- Philosophical bases of policy
- Policy processes
- Political polling
- Taxation and public spending
The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP) provides a space for contemporary public policy discussion and an academic home for students studying public policy. The institute actively supports both student and faculty scholarship, and works to share the policy-relevant expertise of Bucknell faculty with on- and off-campus constituencies. BIPP engages with critical public policy issues both on and off Bucknell's campus, in part by conducting nationally representative surveys of Americans.
Our vision: To build and enhance a democratically engaged and informed local, national and global citizenry.
The BIPP advisory board comprises alumni, parents and donors who provide their time, donations and expertise to help BIPP reach everyone in the Bucknell community.
Meet the advisory board
Faculty Steering Committee
The efforts of BIPP would not be possible without strong faculty support. Our steering committee assists the institute with programming, research and engagement.
Meet the steering committee