Sunwater Institute Partners with JMU’s APRILab

March 20, 2023   J.D. Rackey

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Sunwater Institute’s Congressional Reform program is excited to announce its new partnership with James Madison University’s American Political Reform and Innovation Laboratory (APRILab). As part of this collaboration we are also excited to announce that APRILab’s Director, Dr. Tim LaPira, will be joining the Sunwater Institute as an External Scholar.

I am excited to have Dr. LaPira join our team and look forward collaborating with him and his APRILab students to build tools that will help improve how  Congress works.”
– J.D. Rackey, Director of Legislative Studies, SWI

“This partnership is a remarkable opportunity to bring together APRILab students’ enthusiasm to remake politics with Sunwater Institute’s long-term thinking.” – Dr. LaPira, APRILab Director

APRILab is a nonpartisan, political science and data research lab that is dedicated to institutional political reform. Tim LaPira has previously participated in the Sunwater Institute’s Congressional Reform Video Series, click here to watch the interview.

Sunwater’s Congressional Reform program conducts theoretical and applied research aimed at improving Congress’s institutional knowledge, processes, and efficiency. The program strives to take lessons from its academic research projects to develop practical tools, analytics, and datasets that are leveraged by Congress itself.