|Maria Fitzpatrick (Co-Chair)||Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management; Director, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs; Associate Vice Provost for the Social Sciences|
|Tom Pepinsky (Co-Chair)||Professor, Government|
|Peter Enns||Associate Professor, Government; Executive Director, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research|
|Jamila Michener||Associate Professor, Government|
|Sean Nicholson||Professor, Policy Analysis and Management; Director, Sloan Program in Health Administration|
|Laura Tach||Associate Professor, Policy Analysis and Management|
|John Siliciano||Deputy Provost; Professor, Cornell Law School|
|Victoria White||Project Manager, Office of the President|
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Committee Update (November 2020)
Committee members have been laying the groundwork throughout the summer and fall for a world-class School of Public Policy (SPP) — one that builds upon Cornell’s existing deep well of scholarship in public policy and related disciplines. Drawing on the Social Sciences Implementation Committee’s final report (PDF), the SPP committee has identified six pillars of strength for the School of Public Policy: science and technology policy, environmental and sustainability policy, health policy, human security, inequality and social policy, and politics and economics of development. The committee is assembling a robust blueprint for undergraduate, doctoral and master’s and professional degree programs, as well as finalizing principles for hiring and appointments in the new school. Its work on the school’s internal governance continues, including discussions with university leadership on a financial and organizational model to best support both the SPP and other units whose faculty will contribute to the school’s teaching, research and outreach missions. Going forward, the committee will also discuss research support for the school, along with structures to encourage increased public engagement activities and other innovative connections.
As this work continues, co-chairs Maria Fitzpatrick and Tom Pepinsky remain committed to engaging with the Cornell community on collaborative opportunities among the SPP and other academic units with natural links to public policy, leading to exciting possibilities for building a School of Public Policy unique to Cornell. Further announcements will be shared as the committee’s work progresses.