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Research Center

Welcome to the Brudnick Center

The work of the Center is dedicated to the task of increasing our understanding of the sources of inter-group tension and hatred in order to promote cooperation between and among groups. The emphasis of research and teaching efforts is on providing effective solutions. To this end, the Center serves as a repository of information about violence and conflict. Our faculty and students seek to generate and evaluate practical interventions for the purpose of reducing harmful forms of violence and conflict throughout society.

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The mission of the Brudnick Center for the Study of Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University is to seek solutions to problems of hostility and hatred arising from inter-group conflict and differences. In order to achieve this mission, the Center initiates research projects and educational endeavors in the area of inter-group conflict and violence (e.g. inter-group tensions and violence in the schools, state-sponsored terrorism, hate crimes, international conflict and warfare, hate speech on campus, skinhead activity, religious persecution, organized hate groups). It also brings together faculty from different disciplines to foster collaborations between academicians and practitioners in order to share knowledge and develop solutions to the global challenges of security and sustainability.