Public policy & society

Public policy is the language used to formalize a society’s priorities and commitments to its members. The School of Public Affairs faculty conduct research in a wide range of substantive policy areas, such as education, health, and urban policy, as well as the social impacts of policies on marginalized populations and the nature of the policy process itself in a democratic society.


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  • Peter deLeon

    Remembering Peter deLeon

    Jun 5, 2020 by Toula Wellbrook
    CU Distinguished Professor and School of Public Affairs Emeritus Professor Peter deLeon passed away on May 19. Prof. deLeon was a giant in the field of policy studies and policy sciences. He was the professor, turned mentor, turned friend, turned family to so many at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs. His legacy lives on through the many accomplishments of his career, the achievements of his students, and the gifts he leaves to generations to come at the university.
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  • School of Public Affairs faculty discuss responses to COVID-19 pandemic

    Apr 29, 2020 by Emma Martz
    A faculty panel discussed how their own work can inform critical challenges facing decision-makers. These include how the political environment is shaping the crisis response, the adaptation of first responders and health systems to new demands, as well as the impacts of stay-at-home orders on domestic violence.
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  • CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosts 2019 APPAM conference in Denver

    Nov 9, 2019 by Toula Wellbrook
    CU Denver School of Public Affairs was a co-host for the 2019 conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from November 7 to 9. This year’s conference theme was “Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on Issues and Evidence,” and more than 20 of the school’s faculty and students are participating. Below is a list of presentations by CU Denver School of Public Affairs.
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