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Centers & Institutes

Our centers and institutes foster innovative, interdisciplinary, and socially conscious study around San Francisco and the world.

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Center for Asia Pacific Studies

Facilitating academic conversations about the region's people and cultures through innovative research, teaching, and public programs.

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Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA)

Fostering interdisciplinary analysis of the social, economic, political, and cultural realities Latin Americans and Latina/os face in the U.S.

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Data Institute

Bringing together researchers, students, industry leaders, and nonprofits to apply data-driven solutions to social issues.

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Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning

Offering intellectual stimulation through diverse college-level courses for retired adults.

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Joan & Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought & the Ignatian Tradition

Supporting academic programs, research, and public praxis that promote a more just and humane world.

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Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service & the Common Good

Preparing students for lives and careers dedicated to ethical public service.

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Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

A global resource for studying the history of religious, philosophical, scientific, and educational exchange between China and the West.

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St. Ignatius Institute

Shaping leaders who use imagination, creativity, and critical analysis to promote the common good, especially for those in need.

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Undergraduate Teacher Education Center

Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to thrive in urban classrooms and be agents of social justice.