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  • Stanley O. Ikenberry | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    longest serving presidents in the school s history He led the consolidation of the University s Medical Center and Chicago Circle campuses to form the current University of Illinois at Chicago At Urbana Champaign Dr Ikenberry led several major academic initiatives including the creation of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Dr Ikenberry launched the University s first major capital campaign and led a second campaign in the late 80s to raise more than 1 billion The quality and diversity of the student body increased significantly during his tenure with his creation of the President s Scholars Program Dr Ikenberry assumed the presidency of the American Council on Education in 1996 ACE is a comprehensive association of America s colleges and universities and coordinates public policy and other issues and programs in collaboration with other higher education associations He returned to the University in his current capacity in September 2001 and maintains an office in the College of Education on the Urbana Champaign campus He is co director of the Forum on the Future of Public Education and holds an appointment with the University s Institute of Government and Public Affairs

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/stanley-o-ikenberry (2016-02-17)
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  • Peter Mulhall | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Peter Mulhall Peter Mulhall is the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs Center for Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois He has held that position since 1997 and has been with CPRD since 1991 Dr Mulhall says the role of IGPA in service to the public is to assist the state in addressing technical skills and knowledge to guide policy decisions and to present the government with real options Also it is very important to critique decisions that we see as improper or wrong said Mulhall Dr Mulhall has a master s degree in health studies from Indiana University and a doctorate in community health from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign He has extensive experience in the fields of health education and prevention and has worked on a number of federal state and local projects related to the evaluation of programs and interventions that target academic failure substance abuse and related problem behaviors I was drawn to the IGPA because of this whole notion of a large research university and its capabilities working to find a way to share that information and technology

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/peter-mulhall (2016-02-17)
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  • Conference Highlights: The Fiscal Future of State and Local Governments | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Conference Highlights The Fiscal Future of State and Local Governments Author s Richard F Dye Illinois and a convoy of other states are sailing into very troubled fiscal waters America s rapidly aging population will mean new challenges for taxpayers The scary projections for federal programs such as Social Security or Medicare have already attracted attention These issues brought experts and Illinois government and business leaders together on February 22 2008 in Chicago to draw attention to the impact on state and local government Budgets that already are precarious could become even more strained as these demographic trends affect state and local taxes government obligations and the economy 1 Presenters discussed the general demographic picture regional trends personal and business tax structure public pensions state medical care obligations school funding and activities in other states Read the summary of this conference pdf Attachment Size 2008FiscalFuturesHighlights pdf 318 3 KB Library Conference Related Information Search the

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  • Illinois Opinion Monitor: Some Opinions About Candidate Traits | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    on Others Helps 34 36 2 73 No Effect 4 18 1 23 Hurts 1 2 1 4 40 57 4 Obama s race will no doubt continue to be widely discussed Already he has made history by winning a major party nomination Although he is of mixed parentage in racial terms the dominant view is that he would be the first black president Our respondents mainly said that his race had no effect on them and was more likely to help than hurt with others There s always some danger in taking survey responses at face value Might respondents feel compelled to say that they d never hold race against a candidate Yes but our design allowed respondents to give a socially desirable personal answer while also predicting how others would react and even in their third person responses our respondents were collectively of the view that race would be a net plus for Obama Table 2 2 If elected Barack Obama would be the first black president All Respondents Effect on Me Helps No Effect Hurts Effect on Others Helps 16 31 1 48 No Effect 2 19 1 22 Hurts 9 16 1 29 28 67 6 Table 2 3 John McCain was a POW in Vietnam Republicans effect on me Helps No Effect Hurts Effect on Others Helps 45 26 0 71 No Effect 6 18 0 24 Hurts 4 1 0 5 55 45 0 N 222 Independents effect on me Helps No Effect Hurts Effect on Others Helps 35 38 2 75 No Effect 1 15 1 22 Hurts 6 2 1 4 42 54 4 N 343 Democrats effect on me Helps No Effect Hurts Effect on Others Helps 29 42 4 75 No Effect 2 20 1 23 Hurts 0 1 2 3 31 64 6 N 350 Table 2 4 If elected Barack Obama would be the first black president Republicans effect on me Helps No Effect Hurts Effect on Others Helps 7 46 2 54 No Effect 0 24 2 26 Hurts 2 14 4 20 9 83 9 N 219 Independents effect on me Helps No Effect Hurts Effect on Others Helps 15 34 0 49 No Effect 2 19 0 21 Hurts 9 17 5 30 26 69 5 N 345 Democrats effect on me Helps No Effect Hurts Effect on Others Helps 24 19 2 44 No Effect 3 14 0 18 Hurts 16 18 3 37 43 51 5 N 342 3 Experience Ironically while age appears to be a disadvantage for John McCain its close correlate experience seems to help him McCain has served in the U S Congress for more than a quarter of a century and our respondents mainly viewed this record as advantageous a majority said that his experience would help him to win their votes They also told us that others will view his experience even more positively Obama by contrast has not yet completed a full term in the U

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/illinois-opinion-monitor-some-opinions-about-candidate-traits (2016-02-17)
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  • CITIZENSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES: THE ROLES OF IMMIGRANT CHARACTERISTICS AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory CITIZENSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES THE ROLES OF IMMIGRANT CHARACTERISTICS AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Author s Barry R Chiswick Paul W Miller his study develops and estimates a model of the naturalization process in the United States The model is based on both the characteristics of immigrants and features of their countries of origin The empirical analysis is based on the 2000 US Census Both the characteristics of immigrants and the origin country variables are shown to be important determinants of citizenship status The individual characteristics that have the most influence are educational attainment age at migration years since migration veteran of the U S armed forces living with family and spouses educational attainment The country of origin variables of most importance are their degree of civil liberties and political rights GDP per capita whether the origin country recognizes dual citizenship and the geographic distance of the origin country from the United States Attachment Size WP154 pdf 410 96 KB

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  • 2008 Higher Education Summit | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory 2008 Higher Education Summit Author s Stanley O Ikenberry In May 2008 a public opinion survey was conducted on the attitudes and opinions of Illinois residents regarding higher education Areas investigated included the overall value of a college degree in today s economy assessment of the State s colleges and universities issues pertaining to costs of attendance and financing the State s colleges and universities as well as future investment priorities for higher education in Illinois Based on the survey results the public recognizes that education is an important issue However they are not overly impressed with how well Illinois public colleges and universities are performing For example in the backdrop of significant increases in tuition and fees Illinois residents are not convinced that students are getting their money s worth Attachment Size 2008HigherEdSummitAgenda pdf 360 66 KB 2008HESReport pdf 555 32 KB 2008HESData pdf 179 08 KB Library Conference Related Information Search the web

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  • 2007 Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government Award acceptance by Senator Richard G. Lugar | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory 2007 Paul H Douglas Ethics in Government Award acceptance by Senator Richard G Lugar Author s Richard G Lugar America s political leaders too often fall to the temptation to put politics ahead of careful study reflection and discipline in the decisions they make Sen Richard G Lugar said as he accepted the Paul H Douglas

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  • Library | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    e g abortion regulation gay marriage restrictions and capital punishment differ from those of other policy Morality policies are said to have certain common characteristics namely that they generate conflicts of basic moral values they do not lend themselves to compromise and they are widely salient technically simple and generate a good deal of citizen participation The Importance of Empirical Election Research for Understanding the Role of the Citizen in a Modern Democracy Too often a gulf separates academic political science and popular commentary on politics by journalists practitioners and interested citizens Both scholars and pundits are keenly interested in what is required of citizens by democracies and whether the public is informed and interested enough to play its part Academic research can seem narrow or irrelevant as a consequence of a scientific hypothesis testing mindset and a concomitant tendency for questions to be narrowly defined and conclusions heavily qualified Cross Border Health Care in the European Union Callenges and Opportunities This article examines the European Court of Justice rulings and impact of these decisions as well as the subsequent legislative and administrative reactions of both European Union institutions and European Union Member States The right to cross border care in the European Union raises critical policy questions of access equity and cost containment in social welfare health care systems Use and Misue of Science Global Climate Change and the Bush Administration Global climate change has been one of the most controversial scientific issues during the Bush administration The actions of the Administration with respect to the use and misuse of global climate change research represent an unprecedented shift in the level of government oversight and influence on scientific research and raise serious questions about the relationship between politics scientific research and science policy development Immigrant Selection Systems and Immigrant

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