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Africa House

Africa House is the intellectual center for NYU students and faculty who are studying Africa and its diaspora. It is also a meeting place for people in the New York City metropolitan area who have a personal or professional interest in Africa and its diaspora, providing a venue for visiting African dignitaries, leaders, cultural figures, and academics who are visiting the city. Additionally, it is the administrative home for many of the University's academic initiatives on the study of Africa.

Asian/Pacific/American Institute

The A/P/A Institute incorporates the ideas of the academic Asian/Pacific/American Studies program and local, national, and international affairs into public events and symposia for the larger NYU and NYC communities—bringing together accomplished scholars, community builders, and artists from New York City and beyond, in interactive forums, reflection, and new research.

Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies

The mission of the Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies is to provide the Stern School of Business, the wider NYU community, and the public with information and analysis of the Japanese economy, U.S.-Japan economic relations, and broader East Asian economic issues. The Center sponsors conferences, panel discussions, and individual speakers on these topics during the academic year, and also supports academic research.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

The programs of Casa Italiana deal with literature, cinema, and political and social reflection—all topics upon which Italy has for centuries founded its reputation and international prestige. Casa Italiana also seeks to link the discourse on modernity to that of tradition, through the discussion of economic, ethical and juridical themes.

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS)

CSGS facilitates a broad interdisciplinary investigation of gender and sexuality as keys to understanding human experience. CSGS organizes events throughout the academic year, including seminars, panel discussions, film screenings, and conferences.

China House

New York University China House seeks to seize upon the enormous intellectual and scholarly potential that lies in modern China and to advance the study of the dynamic changes taking place in China through joint dialogue and research. China House offers research grants, fellowship programs, doctoral scholarships, and a visiting scholars program that encompass the humanities, social sciences, law, business, natural sciences, and medical sciences.

Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) is a comprehensive, university-based center that focuses on educational research, policy, and practice. We are a partner and resource at the local and national levels in strengthening and improving access, opportunity, and the quality of education in our schools. Our mission is to target issues related to educational equity by providing leadership and support to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and policy makers. Metro Center is powerfully focused on driving equity and access in urban, suburban, and rural school settings—especially when confronting issues of race, gender, and national origin.

The Development Research Institute

Located within the Faculty of Arts and Science, The Development Research Institute is devoted to research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. The Institute includes both macroeconomic and microeconomic research, and both theory and empirics, and is devoted to high standards of research, including publication in peer reviewed journals, scientific methodology, and creative and skeptical inquiry.

The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

Since its founding in 1994, the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy has become the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development, and housing.

Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History

Made possible through the support of the Cukier Goldstein-Goren Foundation, the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History is dedicated to the study of the mutual impact of the United States and the Jewish people. The center sponsors scholarly conferences and publications that explore some of the key areas of American history and their points of engagement with the Jews who lived in the United States and elsewhere.

Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies

The Kevorkian Center's activities focus on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area stretching from North Africa to Central Asia. The Center organizes research workshops, luncheon seminars, and other forums to encourage new perspectives on the Middle East and foster exploration of interactions and parallels with other world regions, showcasing new research by scholars and fostering discussion of current events and policy issues relating to the Middle East.

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

The Hemispheric Institute is a consortium of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists dedicated to exploring the relationship between expressive behavior (broadly construed as performance) and social and political life in the Americas. The Institute is supported by the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Institute of African-American Affairs

The Institute of African-American Affairs at New York University was founded to research, document, and celebrate the cultural and intellectual production of Africa and its diaspora in the Atlantic world and beyond. The Institute is affiliated and shares leadership, staff, and facilities with NYU's Africana Studies Program, both committed to the study of Blacks in modernity through concentrations in Pan-Africanism and Black Urban Studies.

Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue

The Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue grew out of a perceived need for imaginative ways to convene conversations on social issues. Through its focus on the spoken, written, and performance art which responds to today's political and social conditions, the Institute seeks to initiate healthy and vibrant debate between artists, scholars, and activists.

Glucksman Ireland House

Glucksman Ireland House provides access to Irish and Irish-American culture and fosters excellence in the study of Ireland, Irish America, and the global Irish Diaspora, serving as a research center in these areas. Ireland House also presents a weekly public events series during the academic year, as well as a monthly traditional Irish music series, and other various events.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center promotes research and teaching on Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at the University, and presents programs for a general audience that highlight the history, politics, and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The center seeks to support NYU students and faculty in the study of the Hispanic world and provide an intellectual home for US scholars interested in the Spanish-speaking world.

Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education

The Center for Research on Culture, Education, and Development (CRCDE) at New York University is a research center and training site dedicated to the study of developmental processes, context, and culture in children and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies

The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) in the Steinhardt School of Culture, education, and Human Development at New York University is a leading HIV, substance abuse, and mental health behavior research center that is focused on the well-being of all people, including sexual, racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities and other marginalized populations. We train the future generation of behavioral and public health researchers, and work with community partners to conduct research that resides on the hyphen between theory and practice.

The Taub Center for Israel Studies

The Taub Center is a part of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU's Faculty of Arts and Science. It was founded to advance the study of Modern Israel: its recent history, society and politics, together with the history of the Zionist movement and the Yishuv. The Center offers doctoral fellowships, graduate workshops, and a visiting speaker series.


International Houses

In addition to program and campuses abroad, NYU has established parallel research institutes at Washington Square with academic foci on particular countries or regions. The international houses at NYU serve as academic forums supporting faculty research intersecting with particular geographic areas. The international houses typically sponsor academic conferences and colloquia, host visiting international scholars and prominent guest lecturers, and coordinate activities across related programs and institutes at NYU. Equally important, the international houses reinforce faculty and student engagement in the NYU's programs abroad and frequently offer joint programming with the NYU campuses abroad.

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