You can't get any closer to government and public policy...literally.

Across the street from the state Capitol and deeply connected to public policy

The Center for Governance and Public Policy Research is a joint program of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Law

From research opportunities and policy roundtables to the Dempsey Lecture Series and projects with real implications in local, state, regional and national government and public policy - there is no shortage of ways you can build your network and get hands-on with policy and government.

Student-powered projects have resulted in real policy and practice changes in Oregon government. And with new leadership under Center Director Tim Johnson, Grace and Elmer Goudy Professor of Public Management and Policy Analysis at Willamette University MBA, the future of the center is bright and busy.