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PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES | OVERVIEW

The Institute of Politics serves as a regional catalyst, bringing public and private sector leaders together in private sessions to focus on issues of significance to Western Pennsylvania. This role requires the development of seminars and other discussions which are regional, intergovernmental, interdisciplinary, non-partisan, and, off the record.

The Institute's programming strategy includes two criteria:

  1. Public and elected officials will assist with the development and implementation of all programs.
  2. All programs will be tailored to involve a policy impact or outcome.

UPCOMING EVENTS*

Check back soon for more Institute meetings and events.

  • Elected Officials Retreat - Thursday and Friday, September 14-15, 2017

* Unless otherwise noted, Institute programs are by named invitation only.

Erin Molchany
Doris Carson Williams and Aradhna Oliphant
Marc Cherna, Dan Frankel, Stefani Pashman and Bob Nelkin

ARCHIVE OF RECENT EVENTS

The following programs were recently developed by the Institute:

  • Voluntary Municipal Disincorporation - Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Urban Agriculture Advisory Committee - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Board of Fellows meeting - Friday, February 17, 2017
  • Health and Human Services Policy Committee meeting - Friday, February 10, 2017
  • Urban Agriculture Advisory Committee - January 24, 2017
  • Economic Development Policy Committee meeting - Thursday, January 19, 2017
  • Voluntary Municipal Disincorporation Task Force meeting - Friday, January 13, 2017
  • Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee - Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  • Urban Agriculture Steering Committee meeting - Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Voluntary Municipal Disincorporation Task Force meeting - Monday, November 28, 2016
  • Criminal Justice Task Force press conference and report release - Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  • Voluntary Municipal Disincorporation Task Force meeting - Friday, November 4, 2016
  • Elsie Hillman Civic Forum Advisory Council meeting - Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Voluntary Municipal Disincorporation Task Force meeting - Thursday, October 6, 2016
  • Elected Officials Retreat - Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9, 2016
  • Criminal Justice Task Force meeting - Friday, August 26, 2016
  • Criminal Justice Task Force meeting - Friday, June 10, 2016
  • The 2016-2017 Budget Process: Finding Common Ground in Today's Political Climate - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership)
  • Board of Fellows meeting - Friday, May 20, 2016
  • Criminal Justice Task Force meeting - Friday, May 13, 2016
  • Infrastructure Forum 'Innovation, Investment, and Improvement' - Friday, April 22, 2016
  • Criminal Justice Task Force meeting - Friday, April 15, 2016
  • Poverty Beyond the Urban Core Subcommittee meeting - Thursday, April 7, 2016
  • Never a Spectator Student Event - Thursday, March 24, 2016
  • Legislator for a Day - Tuesday, March 22, 2016
  • Criminal Justice Task Force meeting - Friday, March 18, 2016
  • Education/Workforce Development Policy Committee meeting - Friday, March 4, 2016

PAST PROGRAM AGENDAS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Elected Officials Retreat - September 10 - 11, 2015; Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation on national trends in poverty from Thursday afternoon's keynote speaker, Dr. Alex Murphy
  • Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service award presentation - April 8, 2014; Click here to view the Michael Bartley video produced for the event
  • Improving Healthcare and Controlling Costs: The Role of Health Systems and Insurers - January 30, 2014 (For more information about this and other health-related events, please visit our HHS Committee page.)
  • "A Master Legislator at Work: H. John Heinz III and the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging - December 12, 2013
  • "The Future of Our Libraries" - November 1, 2013 - Click here to view the agenda and PowerPoint presentations.
  • "Improving Healthcare Quality and Controlling Costs: Best Practices from Other States" - October 10, 2013 - (For more information about this and other health-related events, please visit our HHS Committee page.)
  • "Improving Healthcare Quality and Controlling Costs: Options for State Policymakers and Regional Leaders" - August 2, 2013 (For more information about this and other health-related events, please visit our HHS Committee page.)
  • "Understanding the Potential of Land Banks in Pennsylvania" - June 7, 2013
    Click here to view PowerPoints from the program.
  • "The Future of Medicaid Long-Term Care in Pennsylvania: A Wake-up Call” - February 1, 2013 (For more information about this and other health-related events, please visit our HHS Committee page.)
  • "Capturing and Communicating the Economic Impact of Infrastructure" - November 30, 2012 - For more information about this program and to view speaker Powerpoints, please click here.
Paul Costa and Charlie CampHHS ProgramRick Stafford

ARCHIVE OF INSTITUTE INITIATIVES

From time to time, the Institute of Politics takes on larger special projects that stretch over multiple years. We have linked below some of our more extensive initiatives.

Criminal Justice Task Force

Opioid Collaborative

Shale Gas Roundtable

Human Capital Policy Initiative

Regional Water Management Task Force

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