The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale acts on significant and controversial issues impacting the region, the state, the nation, and the world.It is committed to developing and working to implement approaches that could bring concrete, positive results in tackling some of the most difficult challenges in the public policy arena.
The institute focuses its efforts on fostering:
• Ethical conduct in government
• Opportunity and fair treatment for citizens in America and throughout the world
• Promoting responsible citizenship for all Americans--but particularly for young Americans