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Purdue researcher's climate change film, 'Young Ice,' to premiere during Earth Week activitiesApril 16, 2014

A documentary produced by Purdue University analytical and atmospheric chemistry professor Paul Shepson that captures the impact of climate change on the coldest parts of the globe will premiere next week in conjunction with campus Earth Week activit
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Mellon Foundation awards $539,000 to Purdue to support projects. Proposals are invited.April 4, 2014

Water scarcity, food insecurity, energy dependence, global pandemics, and climate change are examples of the ill-defined "Grand Challenges" for which public policy makers look to researchers for solutions. Science and engineering can suggest technolo
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Mellon Grand Challenge Grant Informational Event

May 1, 20141MayDetails

May 1 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hall for Discovery Learning Research, 143


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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