The Center encourages and supports scholarly research, conferences, and curriculum projects that:
- Investigate ways that racial and ethnic conflict over can undermine the capacity of public policy to promote equal opportunity across racial and ethnic lines
- Explore the contradictions among increased efficiency and access to equal opportunity in public policy implementation with a special emphasis on the role of the public
- Analyze the ways in which diversity can contribute to increased efficiencies and equity in public service delivery
- Ensure that diversity-sensitive public policy strengthens civil society, and civil and human rights
View Ackerman Lectures from 2010 to the present.