Center on Equality, Pluralism, and Policy (CEPP)
The mission of CEPP is to examine the opportunities and barriers our country's citizens and non-citizens face in a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse society. CEPP critically examines issues of economic and social indequality the city, state and nation. CEPP invites students to bring their ideas and commitment to social justice to the Center.
CEPP encourages and supports scholarly research, conferences, and curriculum projects that:
- Explore the contradictions among the twin goals of increased efficiency and access to equal opportunity in the formulation and implementation of public policy with a special emphasis on the role of the public;
- Analyze the ways in which an emphasis upon diversity can contribute to increased efficiencies and equity in the delivery of public service;
- Investigate ways that racial and ethnic conflict over access to public resources and public power can undermine the capacity of public policy to promote equal opportunity across racial and ethnic lines;
- Ensure that diversity-sensitive public policy strengthens civil society, and the exercise of civil and human rights; and,