Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Public Policy

Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

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The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government conducts studies and special projects to assist government and enhance the capacity of states and localities to meet critical challenges. Through its conferences, research, and publications, the Institute works with the best experts and top officials at all levels of government to forge creative solutions to public problems. The work of the Institute focuses on the role of state governments in the American federal system.

Professional Development Program

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The Professional Development Program contributes state-of-the art capacities in education, training, research and evaluation, e-learning, video production, and public education campaigns. PDP offers a comprehensive package of services to improve individual and organizational performance, from initial consultation through all phases of needs assessment, organizational analysis, and program development to full implementation and management. Combined with its highly regarded content expertise in public policy and administration, social welfare, human services, computer systems, and instructional technologies.

Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center

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The primary mission of the Hindelang Center is to conduct quality research. Through this activity, the Center pursues a variety of objectives, including the development of policy recommendations in the field of criminal justice, the dissemination of research results through publication in scholarly journals, sponsorship of brown bag lunches and other colloquia, and the provision of opportunities for graduate students to learn research skills and to develop dissertation topics.

Global Institute for Health and Human Rights

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The mission of generating a deeper understanding of the intersection between health and human rights, and promoting innovative solutions to contemporary challenges in this arena. Through research, education, policy, advocacy and development, the Institute seeks to advance the understanding and protection of health and human rights in a theoretical, academic, practical, and ethical context.

Center for Women in Government & Civil Society

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CWGCS seeks to deepen and broaden political access and economic opportunities for women by strengthening the capacity of government, nonprofit and business sectors to implement gender-responsive, inclusive and equitable policies, practices and services

Center for Policy Research

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The mission of the Center for Policy Research (CPR) is to advance the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy’s goal of promoting research, teaching, and outreach excellence in the fields of international affairs, political science, public administration, and public policy.

Center for Applied Historical Research

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CAHR fosters and preserves community and institutional historical memory; advocates the application of historical understanding in policy formation; expands the skills of historians; and utilizes information technology to make the fruits of historical research widely available to teachers, students, and the general public.