Addressing social challenges head on.

Centers and Initiatives

Impact people around the globe.

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

Centers & Institutes
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Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation

Bridge research and practice to formulate impactful community solutions to local challenges.

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Center for Governance and Markets

Analyze institutional diversity and governance arrangements that affect human well-being around the world.

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Ford Institute for Human Security

Design effective, interdisciplinary responses to the threats faced by those living amid conflict and crisis.

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Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership

Cultivate leadership skills to become effective, public-sector leaders.

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Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies

Generate original analysis to inform policy makers of key security challenges.

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Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT)

Bringing the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding municipalities together.