Our research grants, speaker series and curricular support create opportunities for academic study and deep understanding of complex social problems, the constraints of action and possibilities for change.
Levitt Public Affairs Center
At the Levitt Center you will develop the academic knowledge and practical skills necessary to understand and address persistent social problems in innovative, effective and ethical ways. Learn more about our programs and how they will help you develop the important qualities of a changemaker: creativity, understanding, self-awareness and empathy.
Our social innovation initiatives introduce students to the ideation and creative problem-solving processes, and they nurture creative solutions to social problems with financial and mentoring support.
Our transformational leadership programming works to develop self-awareness as a tool to confront challenges. It nurtures transformational leaders who follow ethical principles, inspire others and use creativity and innovation to implement change.
Effective and ethical solutions to social issues require an ability to imagine others' experiences and to respond in meaningful, empathetic ways. Our service-learning courses, public service internships and workshops help students to understand the needs and circumstances of others and to work successfully and ethically with them.