Centers and Initiatives

IAS faculty members direct four externally-funded research centers. These centers produce and disseminate nationally and internationally significant research in their field, contribute to the intellectual vitality of the school, and provide research opportunities for IAS graduate and undergraduate students.

The American Muslim Research Institute (AMRI), directed by IAS faculty member Karam Dana, addresses questions related to American Muslims as a diaspora and a local community in the United States. The initiative is data-driven and embraces a community-based approach, where scholars who study American Muslims and non-Muslim religious and ethnic communities that underwent a level of scrutiny over decades, can come together and create more knowledge related to the study of minorities in the US with a special emphasis on American Muslims. See AMRI's website for more information.

The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) was founded by IAS research professor Paul Hill. CRPE seeks ways to make public education more effective, especially for disadvantaged students. The Center's goal is to make it possible for great educators and programs to do their best work with students.See CRPE's website for more information about the Center.

The Middle East Public Opinion Project (MEPOP), directed by IAS faculty member Karam Dana, is a research-based project at the a University of Washington Bothell that conducts original studies and collects rmpirical data that explores the public opinion and atttitudes of the Arab world on a wide range of socio-economic and political issues, of local, regional, and global importance. See MEPOP's website for more information.