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The Problem of Funding Pensions: An Update

This Issue Memo from Temple’s Center on Regional Politics is a compendium of actions taken or proposed in Pennsylvania and other states and cities in the last several years as they struggle to fund and reform public pensions. It updates the report of a bipartisan public pension working group that identified options for funding and reforming.. read more →

13 Jun 2016

Alumnus Profile – Damien Bower hired in Office of Governor Tom Wolf

Recent alum of the PA Capital Semester, and recent Temple political science grad, Damien Bower, was hired by the Office of Governor Tom Wolf before he even graduated. Read more about his story on our PA Capital Semester alumni profile page. read more →

PA Capital Semester Students Meet with Lt. Governor Stack

Students from the spring 2016 class of interns in the PA Capital Semester in Harrisburg were honored to meet with Lt. Governor Stack in his office at the Capitol. read more →

The PA Capital Semester

The Institute for Public Affairs’ PA Capital Semester provides college students from any institution the opportunity to explore government affairs, policy making, and implementation first-hand while earning full-time credits and staying on track to graduation. Watch a new video about the program: Find the 30-second version on the College of Liberal Arts YouTube channel here. read more →

Center on Regional Politics in College of Liberal Arts News

A policy brief published by the Temple University Center on Regional Politics approaches the question of how Philadelphia compares to other large cities in the U.S. in terms of its level of overall tax effort, as well as for particular functions, including K-12 public education. “This analysis shows Philadelphia’s taxpayers are supporting their public schools at.. read more →

05 Feb 2016

How Well Does Philadelphia Support Its Public Schools? – Research at a Glance

A policy brief published by the Center on Regional Politics in January 2016 approaches the question of how Philadelphia compares to other large cities in the US in terms of its level of tax effort, overall, as well as for particular functions, including K-12 public education. Critics of Philadelphia’s support for schools have suggested that.. read more →

04 Feb 2016

IPA’s Scholarships to the GOP and Democratic Conventions in the News

Hundreds of college students from across the nation will be coming to Temple University to participate in a unique, two-week, total-immersion educational experience during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next summer. Scholarships are still available for students to attend the DNC in Philly and the RNC in Cleveland. Read more in Temple Now. read more →

19 Nov 2015

Summer 2016 DNC and RNC Internships

Through the Institute for Public Affairs’ relationship with The Washington Center (TWC), a well-respected and long-standing educational institution in Washington, DC, Temple students can apply for internships at the DNC and RNC, and with The Washington Center itself for July 2016.  TWC’s National Convention academic seminars (with the DNC and RNC) remain the only programs of.. read more →

21 Oct 2015

PA Capital Semester Students Meet with Lt. Gov. Mike Stack

The Fall 2015 class of PA Capital Semester students had the honor of meeting with Lt. Gov. Mike Stack recently in his office on the second floor of the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg.  The PA Capital Semester offers students full immersion in state politics in policy through internships in the legislature, executive branch, media.. read more →

David Axelrod, Former Advisor to President Obama, Visits Temple

Political consultant and former senior advisor to President Obama, David Axelrod, addressed more than 200 people at Temple University’s Sullivan Hall Wednesday, September 9. Axelrod told the audience of students, faculty, and other invitees, that after 40 years in politics and political journalism, he still believes in the American system of governance and elections. Elected.. read more →

18 Sep 2015