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Below is a list of research and resource centers in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Brudnick Center for the Study of Violence & Conflict
Seeking solutions to problems of hostility and hatred based on group differences.
Center for Labor Market Studies
The Center for Labor Market Studies is an applied research, evaluation, and policy-oriented technical assistance unit located within the Department of Economics.
The Ethics Institute is dedicated to bringing ethical analysis and evaluation to bear on social and environmental issues, as well as to promoting ethical reflection on decisions and challenges in contemporary life
Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research
Utilizes strategic research methodologies to assist government agencies, educational institutions and members of the private sector with the development and implementation of contemporary criminal justice policies.
The Georges J. Kostas Research Institute on Homeland Security fosters collaborative, use-inspired research aimed at expanding the capacity of communities, critical systems, and infrastructure to withstand, respond to, and recover from manmade and natural catastrophes.
The Humanities Center was founded in 2008 to foster conversation and collaboration among politicians and writers, philosophers and scientists, historians and health-care providers, journalists and entrepreneurs, artists and lawyers, researchers and practitioners, and others.
Institute on Race and Justice
Brings together experts from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities to examine questions on race and justice facing urban communities.
Institute on Security and Public Policy
A strategic alliance to better understand the dynamics underlying security, risk management and public safety, as well as education on initiatives that engage private and public sector leaders in a meaningful discourse.
Kitty & Michael Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy
Faculty, staff, and students pool their expertise, resources, and commitment to address a wide range of issues facing cities, towns, and suburbs with emphasis on the Greater Boston region.
The New England Quarterly
For over eighty years, The New England Quarterly has published the best that has been written on New England's cultural, literary, political, and social history.
NULab for Text, Maps, and Networks
Founded in 2013, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks is Northeastern University's new center for Digital Humanities and Computational Social Science.
The mission of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, founded in 2012, is to conduct social science-oriented research, teaching, community engagement, and policy work in the area of environmental health.
World Class Cities Partnership
Brings together civic, business and academic leaders from cities spanning the globe for the purpose of creating sustainable social change through policy research, and development and implementation of best practice solutions to common challenges.