Institute for Information Policy

The Institute for Information Policy conducts groundbreaking research and innovative programs on the social implications of information technology, with an emphasis on the potential of information technologies for improving democratic discourse, social responsibility and quality of life. The IIP is co-housed in the College of Communications and the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State.

News and Announcements

  • The IIP will organize its next workshop on "Freedom of Information in Crisis Zones" at the City University London, May 26-27, 2016. [program]
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) identified the IIP to initiate dialog on A National Research Agenda for Broadband. In response, the IIP will organize a workshop with leading experts in academia and government on Thursday and Friday, June 16th and 17th at the NSF in Arlington, VA, in partnership with the NSF and the NTIA. Details of the program at Broadband 2021.