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As Maryland’s preeminent public policy and research center, the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy is Maryland’s go to resource for informed public sector decision making and leadership development.


a photo of the Liberal Arts and Policy building on UBalt campus with students in front of it.Helping Government Help People

Improving Maryland’s public and nonprofit institutions by providing expert, nonpartisan services to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.

Engaging faculty and students through exciting and meaningful research and public service opportunities that have broad community impact.

Educating the public and decision-makers about important current issues through self-directed policy research, public opinion polling, and conferences.

Cultivating leaders for public service and government through training programs and internships.