These organizations associated with Indiana University carry out research on politics and provide educational and informational resources related to politics.
Centers & Institutes
The collaborative, multidisciplinary IU Public Policy Institute serves as an umbrella organization for research centers affiliated with IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, including the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment and the Center for Criminal Justice Research. The institute also supports the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
The Center on American and Global Security is part of the new School of Global and International Studies. The center’s primary goals are to develop and conduct research on security topics within the center, facilitate engagement across IU’s departments on security-related issues and bolster IU’s profile in security studies nationally and globally.
The IU Center for the Study of the Middle East is a Title VI National Resource Center funded by the Department of Education, which endeavors to promote scholarly and cultural understanding of the Middle East via outreach, financial and academic support, and campus events.
The Center on Representative Government (formerly named The Center on Congress at Indiana University) aims to help Americans of all ages understand how U.S. representative democracy works and what role citizens play in government.
Located within IU's School of Education, the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy stives to deliver the highest quality services to its clients through the most cost-efficient means possible. Its primary goals include improving education by providing nonpartisan research and evaluation regarding current issues, encouraging rigorous program evaluation across a variety of settings and expanding knowledge of effective strategies in evaluation and policy research.