IGPA Faculty Coffee – Research Scholar Initiatives

Event Start Date:


2:00 pm

3:00 pm

Event End Date:


2:00 pm

3:00 pm


IGPA Office, 1007 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL & virtually



The Institute of Government and Public Affairs invites faculty and administrators within the University of Illinois System to our Faculty Coffee on the Research Scholar Initiatives on October 4, 2022 from 2-3 PM CST.

Since 1947, the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) has connected scholars across the University of Illinois System with legislators, civil servants, and key decision makers in Springfield, throughout the Land of Lincoln, and beyond. As the only System-level institute dedicated to policy engagement, we connect world-class research with the state’s needs—and we support policymakers in pursuing research-driven solutions.

IGPA’s Research Scholar Initiatives catalyze large-scale policy inquiries to undergird the development of policy decision making models by teams of scholars across the University of Illinois System and maximize public engagement and impact.

This Faculty Coffee will have a brief discussion from one of our Principal-Investigators on a current Research Scholar Initiative. Jonathan Coppess is the Principal-Investigator on the Farm Bill Mapping Initiative. The Farm Bill Mapping Project uses existing public data to visualize agricultural and conservation policies in support of policy design efforts in the forthcoming 2023 Congressional Farm Bill reauthorization process. The project further combines statutory and regulatory interpretation with data and computation from the Policy Design Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Eventually, the resulting public-facing mapping effort will demonstrate the statutory and regulatory provisions of the Farm Bill.

To learn more about our other funded Research Scholar Initiatives, please visit our webpage here.

To register for the event, please visit the registration link.


Research Scholars Initiatives

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