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About the Center

The mission of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy is to stimulate research, dialogue, and civic engagement about the relationship between diversity and democratic politics.

Our intellectual agenda focuses on three core questions:

  1. What governing institutions are best at managing differences based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion and promoting equal citizenship in diverse democracies?
  2. What are the attitudinal bases of group solidarity and intergroup tolerance in diverse democracies?
  3. What can governments, non-governmental organizations, and corporations do to reduce the socioeconomic inequalities that exist between identity-based groups in diverse democracies?