• Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

    Director: Barry Bluestone, Founding Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy Dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affair

    The Dukakis Center conducts interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with civic leaders and scholars both within and beyond Northeastern University, to identify and implement real solutions to the critical challenges facing urban areas throughout Greater Boston, the Commonwealth, and the nation. A focus of the Center’s research is on various aspects of smart growth, including sustainable […]

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    Sport in Society

    Director: Dan Lebowitz

    Sport in Society educates and supports emerging leaders and organizations within sport with the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement innovative and impactful solutions for social change. Topical areas of work include: leadership, healthy development, diversity and inclusion, violence prevention, community building, community service, and civic engagement.  We achieve our mission through socially responsible leadership education […]

  • raceandjustice

    Institute on Race and Justice

    Director: Jack McDevitt, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Criminal Justice

    This interdisciplinary research institute combines faculty and professional staff from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the School of Law and the College of Arts, Media and Design. At the forefront of the national dialogue about race and social policy, the Institute engages in research that examines the influence of race on important questions […]

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    Institute for Security and Public Policy

    Director: Glenn Pierce

    The Institute for Security and Public Policy led by Northeastern’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, in collaboration with the colleges of Computer and Information Science and Business Administration, deals with developing a deeper understanding of the security threats that face America and other countries in the 21st Century. The Institute for Security and Public […]

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    Domestic Violence Institute (DVI)

    Director: Lois Kanter, School of Law Senior Clinical Specialist

    A nationally recognized education, service and research organization based in the School of Law that combats domestic violence by providing legal advocacy services to battered women and training lawyers and other professionals to work effectively with victims of abuse. DVI provides clinical training opportunities for law students who can participate in an intensive abuse prevention […]

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    Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research

    Director: Jack McDevitt. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

    Uses research to assist government agencies, educational institutions and members of the private sector with the development, enhancement and implementation of contemporary criminal justice policies and issues. The Center’s six criminal justice faculty and research associates wrote a report released by President Clinton in 2000 that recommended ways to improve the reporting of hate crimes […]

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    Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict

    Director: Jack Levin, Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology

    Founded with an $800,000 gift from alumnus Irving Brudnick and his wife Betty Brudnick, the Center seeks to reduce conflict and violence between individuals and groups in a variety of areas including: school violence, terrorism, hate crimes, international conflict and warfare, hate speech on campus, religious persecution, and organized hate groups. With six faculty and […]

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    Center for Labor Market Studies

    Director: Andrew M. Sum, Professor of Economics

    Examines a wide variety of employment, training, welfare and human resource issues, acting as an important regional and national resource for information about educational practices, employment, workers’ wages, and the economic and social conditions of American families. The Center’s nine faculty and professional staff have received funding from the Business Roundtable, Heinz Foundation, Educational Testing […]