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The Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy

The Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy utilizes the intellectual capital of an institution of higher education with the public policy research and administration needs of the community.


To provide rigorous, non-partisan social science research, analysis, to inform decision-making on current and relevant community practices, and to educate the next generation of leaders in public affairs.


The Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy is committed to producing valid, unbiased, and useful studies to support public policies that serve citizens in equitable ways. We are also committed to informing the public about key policy issues through panels, speakers, and other events. 

What We Do

  • Produce unbiased, bipartisan research reports and policy analyses and develop public policy in order to build a stronger region and help decision makers create effective public policies.
  • Offer a range of events on topics of interest to York’s citizens, featuring expert speakers, panels, debates, film viewings, and community discussions.
  • Support undergraduate-, graduate-, and faculty-driven research aimed at increasing understanding of real-world problems and identifying solutions.
  • Educate public affairs experts and leaders through York College’s affiliated Master of Public Policy and Administration Program and Urban Planning and Nonprofit Leadership Certificates.

The Institute is made possible through generous funding from the Arthur J. and Lee R. Glatfelter Foundation.

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Learn MoreServices and Programs

Glatfelter Institute Services
Research and Services
The Glatfelter Institute has a robust research agenda, including commissioned and student research. We also offer a variety of services to agencies, businesses, and organizations including research, analysis, and consultation. Contact dcarpini@ycp.edu for more info.
Glatfelter Institute Community Impact
Community Impact Fellows
Our work is supported by Community Impact Fellows, a group consisting of faculty researchers and community liaisons.