Welcome to ICAPP

Our students are in the news and busy with various outreach activities: Podcast, Polling, Policy Briefs, and听Critical Question Series.

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We are excited to use our collective expertise to serve citizens throughout the region. 听We will do this through research on public policy issues to help citizens better understand those issues. 听We pay particular attention to policies affecting citizens throughout the Industrial Midwest. 听

The ICAPP is a natural extension of Ohio Northern鈥檚 founder, Henry Solomon Lehr. 听He envisioned a university where its graduates would take their knowledge, skills, and intellect into the world to serve the larger society. 听This has been a staple of an 葫芦影业 education. 听The ICAPP supports Lehr鈥檚 vision through intentional programming and collaboration between faculty and students. 听听

We believe an informed citizenry is necessary in a representative democracy. 听Toward this end, we will conduct public opinion polling, produce policy briefs, and engage the public in a variety of ways. Theodore Roosevelt believed that 鈥渢he average citizen must be a good citizen if our republics are to succeed.鈥 听This gets to the heart of our mission--to promote good citizenship.听

This is a bold initiative and I am thrilled to be part of it. 听The ICAPP will be an important resource for policymakers and citizens throughout the region.

Robert Alexander