Centers & Programs

Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing

The Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing's (CRCW) mission is to stimulate basic research, educate faculty and students about issues related to policies affecting children, and influence policymakers and practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels. 

Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies

The Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies is dedicated to training and research on the effects of public policies on the arts and culture.

Center for Health and Wellbeing

The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW) sponsors research and teaching on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries.

Center for Information Technology Policy

The Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) is a nexus of expertise in technology, engineering, public policy, and the social sciences. The center’s research, teaching, and events address digital technologies as they interact with society.

Center for International Security Studies

The Center for International Security Studies (CISS) provides a home for the study and debate of national and international security — generating new knowledge in this field and educating the next generation of strategic thinkers and decision-makers.

Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

The Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) provides a nexus for interdisciplinary research and policy analysis aimed at addressing environmental problems, tackling key issues such as global climate change, air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, psychology of decision-making, and sustainable agriculture.

Center for the Study of Democratic Politics

The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) supports research and educational programming on democratic political institutions and behavior, and aims to encourage rigorous social scientific analysis informing understanding of the public policy process, elections, and policy decisions.

Education Research Section

The Education Research Section (ERS) seeks to conduct and promote high-quality education research and to disseminate the results of such research to educators, policymakers, and the public in order to improve the quality of education at all levels.

Empirical Studies of Conflict Project

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) empowers the nation’s best minds with the micro-level conflict data and information needed to address some of the most enduring and pressing challenges to international security.

Initiative for Data Exploration and Analytics

As an internal consulting service to the University, Initiative for Data Exploration and Analytics (IDEAS) partners with institutional leaders, staff, and researchers to carry out data analytics projects.

Innovations for Successful Societies

Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) chronicles government innovation, especially in low- and middle-income countries, and enables practitioners to join a knowledge network of reform-minded public servants from around the globe.

Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance

The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance (JRCPPF) promotes research and teaching in financial markets and the macroeconomy, with the aim of improving the design and implementation of public policies.

Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy

The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy explores the gaps between what individuals “should” be expected to do and what people do do — to determine how policy might be better designed and executed to improve outcomes.

Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) supports teaching, research, and publication about issues related to and emerging from self-determination, especially pertaining to the state, self-governance, sovereignty, security, and diplomacy.

Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG) aims to create a large and dynamic community of scholars and students interested in the academic and policy dimensions of globalization and international governance.

Office of Population Research

The Office of Population Research (OPR) is a leading demographic research and training center, focusing largely on the areas of health and wellbeing, social demography, and migration and urbanization.

Princeton Survey Research Center

The Survey Research Center (SRC) assists the campus community with the design and implementation of survey research projects, providing consultation and guidance on study design, sampling, instrument development, data collection, and data processing.

Program in Law and Public Affairs

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) explores the role of law in politics, society, the economy, and culture — providing a forum for rethinking the role of law across the disciplines and for addressing the complex problems of the 21st century.

Program on Science and Global Security

The Program on Science and Global Security (SGS) conducts scientific, technical, and policy research, analysis, and outreach to advance national and international policies for a safer and more peaceful world.

Research Program in Development Studies

The Research Program in Development Studies (RPDS) conducts research in economics, particularly in microeconomic foundations of development.

Research Program in Political Economy

The Research Program in Political Economy (RPPE) conducts research in economics, particularly in microeconomic foundations of development.