The Social Data Initiative explores social media’s impact on society by supporting cutting-edge research and engaging with questions of research ethics and privacy in an era where the internet shapes business, journalism, and global politics.
The Religion and the Public Sphere program fosters engagement and cooperation among scholars studying religion, secularism, and related topics to elevate the quality of both academic and public discussion on matters of faith.
The Media & Democracy program explores the relationship between media, technology, and politics. Through research workshops, public events, and publications, Media & Democracy incubates research and situates modern political change in historical and cultural contexts.
The Drugs, Security and Democracy program supports research to create a more systematized knowledge base on drugs in Latin America and the Caribbean and develop alternatives to modern drug policies in the region.
The Anxieties of Democracy program promotes research and dialogue to determine if modern democratic institutions can capably address large problems in the public interest, such as climate change and political polarization.