The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute...fostering non-partisan policy and building paths to public service.
The Institute remains firmly rooted in Southern Illinois, is keenly focused on the challenges and opportunities that confront Illinois, and is delighted to be part of the national debate on leadership and citizenship. We continue to bring high-quality speakers to Carbondale for public policy discussions. Fellowships, internships and work opportunities for SIU students remain central to our mission. Your support and generosity are vital to our programming.
Learn more about our three pillars of our “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda here.
Institute in the News:
Video Clip: Who was Senator Paul Simon?
Watch a short video about the late Illinois Senator Paul Simon and founder of the Institute.
Check out The Simon Review:
Our occasional paper series has over 50+ published works and worldwide readership!
Town Hall Meetings Project:
Our work is becoming the basis of a national program that we are developing with the Lugar Center in Washington, D.C.