Enhance Your Experience

Home to some of our most impactful research, centers and institutes will be an integral part of your journey to becoming a changemaker. You’ll get hands-on, real-world experience, make valuable professional connections in your field, while boosting your resume and learning skills that can’t be taught in a classroom.

  • Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership

    Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership

    Instilling ethics, responsibility, service, and values in our public leaders.

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  • The Center for Metropolitan Studies

    Center for Metropolitan Studies

    Empowering students to address the world with intellect and openness.

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  • Ford Institute for Human Security

    Ford Institute for Human Security

    Placing people at the center of security and development analysis.

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  • The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies

    Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies

    Educating the next generation of security analysts.

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  • Shale Gas Governance Center

    Shale Gas Governance Center

    Shaping the ways we approach energy and our environment.

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Initiatives

Our initiatives exist to bring community and intellectual discourse around some of the world’s most pressing issues. Your participation in them will empower and equip you with the intellect and empathy necessary to make a difference.

  • Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT)

    Collaborating to solve pressing policy issues for the betterment of our community.

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  • The Philanthropy Forum

    Offering a setting to explore dynamics of philanthropy’s impact and intentions.

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  • Roscoe Robinson Jr. Memorial Lecture Series

    Honoring Robinson, and promoting important discussions on diversity in public service.

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  • Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum

    Developing and enhancing the journey of incoming generations of leaders.

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  • Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL)

    Collaborating on policy-relevant research to fight for gender equality.

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