Arts & Humanities

Academic Departments

Abbott Leadership Institute engages parents and community people as partners with education professionals in the education of the children in the public schools in Newark.

Center for Migration and the Global City fosters migration research across and between academic disciplines, and the development of educational resources, curriculum, and public programming that contributes to a better understanding of the processes and effects of contemporary migration and its historical roots.

Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights promotes greater education about extreme human rights violations -- which have resulted in mass death, suffering, dislocation, trauma, and social destruction -- through cutting-edge research and scholarship, educational initiatives, outreach and public programs, and international collaborations.

Documentation Center of Cambodia houses an archive of primary Khmer Rouge documents in digital and microfiche form -- papers, photographs, films and other materials -- that is available to researchers and students at Rutgers-Newark and globally. DCC provides a record of the Khmer Rouge-orchestrated genocide from 1975-1979 that claimed the lives of nearly 2 million Cambodians.

Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies conducts scholarly research into urban problems and issues, at all levels from local through international, and sponsors conferences and public programs about public policy issues in New Jersey.

Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience is an interdisciplinary academic program for the study of ethnicity, race, and culture in modern life, promoting faculty research, collegial discussion, and a broad range of public programs.

Institute of Jazz Studies at the John Cotton Dana Library is the largest and most comprehensive library and archive of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world and includes photographs, recordings, and memorabilia of such noted artists as Benny Carter, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Charlie Parker.

International Institute for Peace (IIP) was founded by Forest Whitaker, artist, humanist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation, and Aldo Civico, anthropology professor and conflict resolution expert.  Its mission: To foster a culture of peace through education, research and practice by strengthening the human potential for dialogue and negotiation.