"A forum for public and private decision makers, where diverse viewpoints are aired and solutions are explored, off the record and on neutral ground."

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Institute Director Terry Miller joins Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Vice Chancellor Renny Clark in welcoming new members Col. Bernard Lindstrom (2nd row, far left), Rep. Hal English (2nd row, far right), Ellen McLean (front row - left), Dr. Karen Hacker (front row - center), and Kate Dewey (front row - right) at the May 22 Board of Fellows meeting.

NEW! The Institute's eight policy committees now have their own pages! Click here to find links to past commtitee work, membership lists, and other information, or click on "About the Institute" above and then choose your committee from the list.


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A Master Legislator at Work: H. John Heinz III and the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

Click here to view a copy of the Institute's newest case study, released on December 12, 2013, about Senator John Heinz's influential and lasting work on aging policy.

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Report 52 - Spring 2014

This report provides information on Institute events over the latter part of 2013, up to and including the three part series on health care that concluded in January 2014.




Find more information by visiting the coalition's website, www.ahealthyunderstanding.org. Please direct any additional questions to Kevin Progar, project manager, at progark@hcwp.org or by phone at 724-772-8343.


Join the Institute of Politics and the Center on Regional Politics at Temple University on October 3, 2014 for "Funding PA's Public Schools: A Look Ahead." The symposium will feature presentations on projected school district finances and demographics, comments from members of the Basic Education Funding Commission, and a business panel that will discuss the importance of basic education to the business community. Click here to register and to view the program agenda.


Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service Awarded to Dr. Jared Cohon and Chancellor Mark Nordenberg

On April 8, 2014 the Institute of Politics presented Dr. Jared Cohon, President Emeritus of Carnegie Mellon Univeristy, and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg with the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service. This marks the second time the award was given; Mrs. Hillman received the inaugural award in 2012. More information about the event will be forthcoming.

Click here to view a 10 minute video presentation prepared by Michael Bartley of WQED explaining why Dr. Cohon and Chancellor Nordeberg were selected for this honor.

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