The Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), at the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs, pursues policy-oriented scholarship on major issues facing the United States in the global arena. Using its research, forums, and publications, CISSM links the University and the policy community to improve communication between scholars and practitioners.
The Center for the Study of Policy Attitudes (CSPA) is an independent nonprofit organization of social science researchers devoted to increasing understanding of public and elite attitudes shaping contemporary public policy. Using innovative research methods, CSPA seeks not only to examine overt policy opinions or positions, but to reveal the underlying values, assumptions, and feelings that sustain such opinions.
PIPA recently issued a poll report, Americans on Defense Spending - A Study of US Public Attitudes.
Professor of International Relations
Americans Talk Issues Foundation
Catherine M. Kelleher
Chairman, DYG Inc.
Public Agenda Foundation