CENTER ON EQUALITY, PLURALISM & POLICY
Conflict and Community
The mission of the Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy (CEPP) at Baruch College is to examine the opportunities and barriers our country's citizens and non-citizens face in a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse society.
The primary objective of CEPP is to critically examine issues of economic and social policies in our city, state and nation where the government creates and implements policies that affect all of our citizens and non-citizens. Baruch students are an integral part of this examination. CEPP invites students to bring their ideas and commitment to social justice to the Center.
In particular, CEPP will encourage and support 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,
Examine the current limits on public policy to promote social justice in a society driven by racial, ethnic, cultural and religious conflict.