The challenging arena of social policy - encompassing everything from education to health to criminal justice - is at the forefront of enhancing human and community well-being.
Within the Social Policy pillar, we prioritize practical training for both graduate and undergraduate students to enable their hiring into, and successful navigation within, a broad range of career opportunities that bear directly on the enhancement of human and community well-being. A key theme in this pillar is fostering ‘sophisticated awareness’ of the many pathways and pitfalls (technical, methodological, procedural and political) that comprise the challenging arena of Social Policy. Critically important is forging active connections among the School of Public Policy’s separate specializations and subordinate institutions as well as within the broader university and beyond. The pillar operates with a particular emphasis on the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives relevant within the Social Policy space.