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The Institute for Policy & Social Research brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. IPSR affiliated faculty represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning. More information can be found on the About IPSR page.

What's New

Kansas Statistical Abstract 2014   
The 49th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now available! The abstract is available EXCLUSIVELY online as a PDF file with individual pages available in Microsoft Excel and PDF. For more information and access to the data, please visit

The Kansas Statistical Abstract was featured in a radio spot on the Jayhawk Radio Network, tune in or click the button below to play the clip now:

Upcoming Events

2015 GIS Day @ KU
November 18, 2015

GIS Day 2015 @ KU
IPSR is pleased to be a sponsor of this year's GIS Day @ KU. GIS Day is a nationwide event to promote awareness and appreciation of geographic information system (GIS) science. Please join us in exploring how GIS is changing the way we interact with and learn from information about the world around us. This event is free and open to the public, please register online at:

Recent Events

2015 Kansas Economic Policy Conference

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Presentations in PDF and video are available on the conference site.

States of Surveillance: New Directions and Empirical Projects

States of Surveillance: New Directions and Empirical Projects
Fall Symposium, October 1-2, 2015

Hosted by the KU Surveillance Studies Research Center and Institute for Policy & Social Research this symposium aims to push the boundaries of our current knowledge and explore new ways of thinking about and studying surveillance, privacy, and social monitoring. Read more on the symposium site at:

Recent Publications

Weller, Travis and Amalia Monroe-Gulick. "Differences in the Data Practices, Challenges, and Future Needs of Graduate Students and Faculty Members", Journal of eScience Librarianship, 4:1, 2015, DOI: 10.7191/jeslib.2015.1070

Special Edition of Sustainability Science featuring the following articles from IPSR's Center for Indigenous Research, Science, and Technology (C-FIRST):

Sustainable development education, practice, and research: an indigenous model of sustainable development at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI, USA
Michael J. Dockry, Katherine Hall, William Van Lopik, Christopher M. Caldwell

Indigenous ecological calendars define scales for climate change and sustainability assessments
Ferdouz V. Cochran, Nathaniel A. Brunsell, Aloisio Cabalzar, Pieter-Jan van der Veld, Evaristo Azevedo, Rogelino Alves Azevedo, Roberval Araújo Pedrosa, Levi J. Winegar

The role of Indigenous science and local knowledge in integrated observing systems: moving toward adaptive capacity indices and early warning systems
Lilian Alessa, Andrew Kliskey, James Gamble, Maryann Fidel, Grace Beaujean, James Gosz

Weaving Indigenous science, protocols and sustainability science
Kyle Powys Whyte, Joseph P. Brewer II, Jay T. Johnson

Participatory mapping to negotiate indigenous knowledge used to assess environmental risk
Catherine J. Robinson, Kirsten Maclean, Ro Hill, Ellie Bock, Phil Rist

Niching sustainability in an Indigenous community: protected areas, autonomous initiatives, and negotiating power in natural resource management
Pei-Shan Sonia Lin, Yen-Lan Liu

Indigenous Siberians solve collective action problems through sharing and traditional knowledge
John P. Ziker, Joellie Rasmussen, David A. Nolin

For other publications please visit our Publications Page.

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