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The Vanderbilt International Public Opinion Project

 Program Overview

LAPOP Type: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA)

This TIP supports the expansion of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) at Vanderbilt and globally. The strategy, aimed at increasing Vanderbilt faculty and student connections to the center and to extending its international reach, will be encapsulated in a rebranding of the institute as the Vanderbilt International Public Opinion Project (VIPOP), within which LAPOP will continue to operate as a functioning unit. VIPOP’s mission is to advance research on the interface between ordinary individuals and global challenges related to governance, security, and development. The project is deepening the center’s on-campus value by generating greater opportunities for Vanderbilt faculty and student involvement in its core project (the Americas Barometer) and by increasing opportunities for collaboration in projects located outside of the Americas. VIPOP is expanding the scope of activities related to Vanderbilt student immersion, while facilitating new trans-institutional research discoveries on our campus that address critical issues facing the world today. The project is bringing a cohesive approach to advancing research and education that allows expansion in scope and scale and rebranding as the VIPOP.

Faculty Participants

Principal Investigator in bold

College of Arts & Science

School of Medicine (Clinical)

  • Troy Moon, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

School of Law

Peabody College

  • Carolyn Heinrich, Professor of Public Policy and Education, Dept. of Leadership, Policy & Organizations
  • Brian Heuser, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Dept. of Leadership, Policy & Organizations

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