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Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy

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CSDD Research

The Center funds periodic and flash surveys on questions related to the politics of diversity in the United States. The scholarly interests and research needs of the Center’s affiliates will determine the content of these surveys.
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leadership DEI training


The Center provides world-class online instruction for professionals. We offer two professional certificate courses through 2U/GetSmarter, Inc.:  “Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” and “Leading Racial Equity and Inclusion in Organizations.”
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Featured Content


Systemic Racism: History and Comparative Perspective

CSDD Director and Northwestern University Professor of Political Science presents his lecture entitled "Systemic Racism: History and Comparative Perspective" to the 2021 Racial Equity Incubator participants.
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The Business Forum Playlist (2022)

The Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy’s (CSDD) Business Forum is a membership organization focused on providing corporate leaders with access to cutting edge social science research about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The goal is to provide business leaders with insights that they can translate to their own diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The forum will also provide a space for corporate leaders to exchange ideas and share information about their experiences leading DEI initiatives within their organizations.
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