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 and 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.
Please join us for a thought provoking panel discussion, A Nation Divided: Economic/Political Fault Lines, later this fall at the University of the District of Columbia; UDC Student Center Ballroom. The panel will feature Moderator: Mark Thompson, Sirius XM Host, MSNBC regular guest, Member of the Senior Advisory Committee of IPPH; Stan Greenberg, leading Democratic pollster and strategist; Michael Steele, Conservative American commentator, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, MSNBC political analyst, Co-Chair of IPPH; John Mikhail—Constitutional Law and Legal History Professor, Georgetown University; Jason Johnson—Professor of Political Science and Communications, Morgan State College, MSNBC political analyst.
The panelists will delve into the history, potential impact, and possible narratives resulting from today's political divide as the nation approaches 2020.
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.