Public Affairs Conferences

At the outset of the 21st century, a confluence of social, economic, and political forces pose daunting new challenges to the state and the nation’s continued vitality. Higher education can play a key role in developing the intellectual and creative solutions confronting our communities and society.

Issues that demand our immediate attention:

  • the sustainability of natural resources,
  • the state and national budget crisis,
  • race relations,
  • poverty,
  • immigration,
  • an aging workforce,
  • the provision of health care for all in a growing, aging population.

ILLAPS plans to offer a variety of events on topics across the public policy spectrum: