Institute for Public Affairs

The UT Dallas Institute of Public Affairs is uniquely positioned to help municipal and local governments and nonprofit organizations address current and emerging challenges.

The Institute is part of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. The backing of this public policy-focused school within an outstanding research university means the Institute can deliver the latest research on best practices in the public and nonprofit sectors.

The Institute is the only organization in the Dallas metropolitan area that offers training, technical assistance and research within an objective, academic setting, with a faculty team that has a wealth of real-world experience.

Client Comments

It has been a pleasure working with the UTD Institute for Public Affairs faculty, who truly demonstrate the university's philosophy to serve as a synergistic partner with local industry, government and cultural organizations. The level of professional training provided by the institute faculty is second to none. – Priscilla Wilson, Senior Managing Director, City of Garland
I had the pleasure of working with the Institute for Public Affairs on the strategic planning process for Vogel Alcove, a daycare and preschool for homeless children in Dallas. Particularly in the non-profit community, with volunteer boards, the Institute for Public Affairs provides a much-needed structure and level of professionalism that ultimately benefits the organizations being served which, in turn, allows them to better fulfill their missions. – Peter Brodsky, HM Capital executive and Vogel Alcove board member
I have participated with the Institute in three strategic planning activities. Each has exceeded my expectations. I think it provides the best value in town and is a secret that needs to be shared more broadly. – George Ellis, Global 360 chief financial officer