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Research Centers, Institutes and Labs

Aging Studies Institute


Promoting aging-related research, training, and outreach. Co-sponsored with SU’s Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.


Autonomous Systems Policy Institute


Advancing knowledge and teaching in the field of autonomous systems by exploring new frontiers in policy, law and governance of these fast-expanding technologies.

Campbell Public Affairs Institute


Serving a better understanding of contemporary challenges in democratic governance — particularly, the idea of citizenship, its evolution, and the conditions under which it thrives.

Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS)


An Upstate New York consortium with an overarching objective to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults through research, training, and dissemination. With Syracuse University as its hub and the Cornell Population Center and the School of Public Health of the University at Albany as its spokes.

Center for Environmental Policy and Administration


Exploring environmental issues from an integrated perspective that considers technical, social, and humanistic aspects.

Center for Policy Research


A home for domestic policy concerns — among them health studies, econometrics, public education, public finance, social welfare, poverty and income security, and urban and regional studies.

Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry


The Maxwell School is a leader in interdisciplinary, problem‐driven approaches to social inquiry and in the application of research to practice. CQMI aims to further Maxwell’s reputation as a leader in qualitative and multi-method research, to advance research transparency initiatives, and to help coordinate related activities in Maxwell and across the Syracuse University campus. 

Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media


Assessing the ways in which judicial independence is established and maintained. Co-sponsored with SU’s College of Law and with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion


Dedicated to creating public health programs that are motivating, sustainable, and effective replicated in community and national prevention programs.

Maxwell X Lab


Leveraging behavioral science and randomized controlled trials in partnerships with the public and nonprofit sector to build evidence for what works.

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs


Facilitating research on issues raised by an increasingly interdependent world and studies challenges to the quality of governance worldwide.

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration


Dedicated to the enhancement of knowledge about social conflicts and to collaborative governance and collaborative problem solving.

Syracuse University Institute for Security Policy and Law


Educating and inspiring the next generation of national security thought leaders and practitioners, through interdisciplinary research, teaching, public service, and policy analysis. Co-sponsored with the SU College of Law.
Formerly known as the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT).