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Technology's future effects on society to be discussed at Purdue summitJuly 24, 2014

This event will explore whether technology is advancing faster than our ability to understand, regulate, or control it, and what can be done about this situation. The day-long event will feature speakers who will examine the societal effects of th
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Hirleman returns to Purdue to lead corporate, global effortsJuly 21, 2014

E. Daniel Hirleman, currently dean of the School of Engineering at the University of California, Merced, and former head of Purdue's School of Mechanical Engineering, will return to the university as its chief corporate and global partnerships office
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Purdue ag economist: Retail pork prices still rising; relief expected in fallJuly 2, 2014

Retail pork prices will keep rising to record highs this summer as the number of hogs going to market over the next several months will be lower than expected because of the PED virus, smaller spring farrowings and growing foreign purchases of U.S. p
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The Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) enhances the visibility and impact of Purdue University's strengths in policy-related and multidisciplinary research, education, service, and outreach to inform decision-makers on global policy issues.

Three Foundational Pillars

Purdue University’s decision to launch a Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) builds on Purdue’s solid foundation as a land grant university with a world renowned reputation in agriculture, engineering and the sciences. With Purdue’s research competencies serving as its foundation, GPRI is focusing its efforts on building and sustaining three critical pillars.



Provide opportunities for students to learn about global policy issues and experience a policymaking environment through:  courses, mentoring, seminars, conferences, internships, and fellowships.

GPRI Education News and Announcements


Dr. Bugusu in Food Laboratory

Foster a culture of multidisciplinary, evidence-based research collaborations focused on policy-related global issues or grand challenges, e.g. food security.


GPRI Research News and Announcements


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Leverage connections among local, state, national, and international decision makers with Purdue faculty experts to address global research issues through state of the art research.


GPRI Engagement News and Announcements


Advice on Government Testimony

The purpose of this particular WWW page is to provide some advice about how to prepare and present testimony with some greater confidence and success. It is based on personal experience of Gene Spafford testifying before Congressional committees and commissions many times.


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      GPRI Student Videos

      • GPRI's Seminar in Global Policy Issues Course

      • Kate Cahill's Interview - 1

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      • Bassel Daher's Interview


      GPRI 2013 Conference Videos

      • Aaron Goldner & Lindsey Payne

      • George B. Adams

      • Laura Sands

      • Wallace Tyner

      • Leigh Raymond

      • David Ebert


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      Global Policy Research Institute
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      The Schowe House
      1341 Northwestern Ave.
      West Lafayette, IN 47906

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