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View Resource Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard was originally founded in 1973 by Paul Doty, when its original gaol was to revive serious analysis of nuclear dangers and arms control. In 1997, the Center was re-endowed, and its primary mission became "to provide leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge about the international security and other critical issues where...
View Resource The Norman Lear Center: Studying Entertainment at USC

Located at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, the Norman Lear Center is a "multidisciplinary research and public policy center exploring implications of the convergence of entertainment, commerce, and society." Named for the celebrated television writer and director, the Center offers a broad range of programs including the sponsorship of visiting fellows,...
View Resource Eagleton Institute of Politics

Established in 1956 on the campus of Rutgers University, the Eagleton Institute of Politics is dedicated to exploring state and national politics through research, education, and public service. Under the directorship of Professor Ruth B. Mandel, the Institute contains a number of centers and programs, such as the Center for American Women and Politics and the Center for Public Interest Polling....
View Resource Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies [pdf[

Named after one of the 20th century's great physicists, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies "conducts advanced basic research on the governance of modern societies.� With a team of researchers working on a wide range of topics, the Institute's home is in Cologne, and they have formal research agreements with the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, the Amsterdam...