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Harvard-Affiliated Organizations

Below you will find links to Harvard-affiliated organizations and resources for networking within Harvard University. These are a selected few of the many programs available at Harvard; for more listings, visit these websites at other Harvard schools:

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The center's mission is to train future leaders for careers in public service and to apply first-class research to the solution of public policy problems. Opportunities include a student-fellows liaison program and internships.

A partnership among districts, states, foundations, and university-based researchers, the Center for Education Policy Research leverages the overwhelming amount of newly available school-, teacher-, and student-level data to address previously intractable policy questions in education.

The center is the focal point for the study and teaching of Judaica through publications, fellowships, lectures, and symposia on topics of interest to scholars and to the general public.

The CSWR is a world-renowned research center for the comparative, historical, and cultural study of the world's major religions and spiritual traditions.

Founded in 1994, the DRCLAS works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of past and present Latin America. It also posts grant and fellowship opportunities.

The primary mission of the center is to help increase the expertise of faculty who are teaching ethics courses at the professional-school level, and to encourage younger scholars to make the teaching of ethics their career objective. Fellowships are awarded on a yearly basis.

The forum is the largest international multireligious project of its kind. It explores religious worldviews, texts, and ethics in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns.

Founded in 2002, the HBAS has grown into a national organization with operations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. It sponsors national and regional networks, a mentoring program, professional development events, and more.

The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus is composed of more than 5,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Harvard and Radcliffe alumni/ae, faculty, staff, and students. Among its several purposes, the HGLC maintains and expands a network of GLBT alumni and sponsors a summer public-service fellowship opportunity open to any full-time student of any Harvard School.

The Harvard Innovation Lab is a new and innovative initiative that fosters team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepens interactions among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston community. The i-lab encourages entrepreneurship and innovation across the University, bringing together many cross-curricular interests.

The committee was established as an interdisciplinary faculty committee under the auspices of the Provost to promote communication, coordination, and collaboration among Harvard's many human rights initiatives. Resources on seminars, internships, fellowships, research, and conferences relating to human rights theory and practice can be found here.

Serves as a network for Muslim alumni of the various schools, seeks to create more resources at Harvard for Muslims, promotes a positive image of Islam and Muslims, and supports the rights of Muslims to obtain high-quality educations.

A nonprofit organization for Harvard University alumni and students in the arts, media, and entertainment. Founded by three alumni in 1999, Harvardwood has since grown to a diverse membership of over 5,000 individuals working in Los Angeles, New York, and worldwide. Website includes internship opportunities.

The center aims to illuminate the vital role that the nonprofit sector and nongovernmental organizations play in aiding societies to discover and accomplish important public purposes.

Located at the Kennedy School of Government, the IOP's mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a nonpartisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service. The institute strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs. The IOP hosts forums and provides resources on internships and conferences.

The ILSP is a research program that seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of Islamic law through objective and comparative methods. It aims to foster an atmosphere of open inquiry that embraces many perspectives: Muslim and non-Muslim, scholar and practitioner, contemporary and classical, Sunni and Shi'i, law and religion. It seeks to promote appreciation of Islamic law as one of the world's major legal systems.

The foundation was established in 1937 to "promote and elevate the standards of journalism in the United States and educate persons deemed especially qualified for journalism." Fellows from all over the world are selected each year to study at Harvard and share their experiences.

The Pluralism Project was developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University to study and document the growing religious diversity of the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities. Opportunities frequently include research grants.

The Program on Negotiation (PON) is a university consortium dedicated to developing the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution. PON is committed to developing the theory and practice of negotiation, to nurturing the next generation of negotiation teachers and scholars, and to helping students become more effective negotiators.  They accomplish this through research, seminars, courses, conferences, publications, and special events. PON includes faculty, students, and staff from Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University.

An educational research group at the Graduate School of Education, Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance high-level thinking and learning across disciplines and cultures and in a range of contexts, including schools, businesses, museums, and digital environments. Project Zero's work includes investigations into the nature of intelligence, understanding, thinking, creativity, ethics, and other essential aspects of human learning.

A joint initiative of the Graduate School of Education and the Business School, PELP aims to drive student achievement through improving the leadership and management of complex urban school districts. Harvard and nine participating school districts have collaboratively designed PELP to dramatically improve the educational outcomes of these districts.

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston strives to improve the governance of Greater Boston by strengthening connections between the region's scholars, students, and civic leaders. Based at the Harvard Kennedy School, the institute pursues this mission by promoting emerging leaders, producing new ideas, and stimulating informed discussion. Its Public Policy Summer Fellowships offer graduate students the opportunity to do paid summer internships at state or local agencies and participate in a seminar series with other fellows.

The Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. It's grounded in the mission of HBS and aims to inspire, educate, and support leaders who make a difference in the world. The Social Enterprise Initiative engages with the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors to generate and share resources, tools, and knowledge.

The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute is the nation's oldest research center dedicated to the study of the history, culture, and social institutions of Africans and African Americans. The institute awards up to 20 fellowships annually to scholars at various stages of their careers in the fields of African and African American Studies, broadly defined to cover the expanse of the African Diaspora.

In its recognition that knowledge is a product not only of individual academic research, but also of vigorous, sustained intellectual dialogue among scholars and nonacademic experts, the center sponsors a wide array of seminars, research programs, workshops, and conferences.

The Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) at Harvard Divinity School promotes critical inquiry into the interaction between religion and gender. It sponsors research and teaching in feminist theology, biblical studies, ethics, and women's history, as well as interdisciplinary scholarship.