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Public Policy Research Center


What We Do

Boise State University’s Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research center actively engaged in public policy and administration research on a broad range of complex and dynamic issue areas. The Center’s interdisciplinary and collaborative research includes partners throughout the Boise State University campus well as across the region, country and internationally.

Objectives

  • Conduct non-partisan interdisciplinary research on significant and complex policy issues impacting the Treasure Valley, the State of Idaho, the Intermountain West, and beyond.
  • Provide relevant and necessary public policy and public affairs components to interdisciplinary research efforts across Boise State University.
  • Provide objective research findings for public policy decision making throughout Idaho and beyond.
  • Integrate students and the educational experience into the public policy and public affairs research experience.

Focus Areas

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Natural Hazards and Disaster Policy and Administration

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Environment and Natural Resources Management and Policy

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Emerging Technologies: Nanotechnology, Genomics, and Robotics

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Public Policy Theory and Methods

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Food Systems