Center for Policy Research

The mission of the Center for Policy Research (CPR) is to advance the Rockefeller College goal of establishing and maintaining excellence in the field of public policy by emphasizing research on both methodological and substantive issues.

Within its broad mission, the Center has two major objectives.  The first is to support and conduct research in decision and policy sciences that will contribute to the improvement of policy processes and decision making at all levels of society.  This is our most important goal and the work for which the center has earned an international reputation.

CPR’s second objective is to support University faculty in obtaining research funding for policy research. The Center is eager to assist any faculty member in submitting grant proposals and administering projects. Our experienced staff is able to handle administrative matters and financial dealings with the Office for Research, The Research Foundation for The State University of New York and other funding agencies.

What's New at the Center

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Project on Violent Conflict receives $1M Grant

Monday, January 30, 2012 - Rockefeller College's Project on Violent Conflict has won a $1 million dollar award over five years as part of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) based at the University of Maryland to continue to expand the scientific understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism, specifically addressing crucial homeland security issues, such as terrorist behavior, violent extremism and counterterrorism. The Project on Violent Conflict, run by Professors Victor Asal and R. Karl Rethemeyer, will focus on collecting data on Terrorist and Extremist Organizations and analyzing factors that help explain their organizational behavior. 

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Bryan Early, Political Science Professor, Receives U.S. Department of State Awards

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Dr. Bryan Early and the members of his team at the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Sanction (PISCES) continue their efforts to prevent the international proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and military technologies. In addition to their work with governments in the Middle East and Central Asia they have expanded their efforts to East Asia as well. From September 2012 through January 2013 Dr. Early's team received five new grant awards from the U.S. Department of State that will bring in approximately $625,000-worth of funding for those projects. The project titles are: Strategic Trade Management Law Industry Outreach – Mongolia; Strategic Trade Control Legislation Development and Legal-Regulatory Assistance - Saudi Arabia; Industry/ Government Outreach - Saudi Arabia; Follow-up Consultations with the Government of Armenia Concerning Gaps in and Recommendations for Armenian Strategic Trade Controls; and Strategic Trade Controls and Nonproliferation for visiting officials from Taiwan

Karl Rethemeyer

Professor Rethemeyer, Public Administration and Policy, Receives Department of Homeland Security Grant

Monday, September 19, 2011
Professor Rethemeyer received funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the T-STeP Program.  This program is an integrated training and research program designed to prepare homeland security professionals for two types of long-term employment.  The program will offer both MPA and PhD degrees.