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We deliver policy innovations through interdisciplinary projects that engage the normative dimensions of public policy. Our goal is to make a lasting, positive impact on public policy and society.o


Genocide Studies & Prevention

A collaborative project for special issues


CRISPR and Biosecurity

A partnership between Mason and Stanford University, this project's overarching goal is to study critical biosecurity issues related to genome editing technologies.

Ethics and Brain Injury

A project that addresses complex and multifaceted ethical issues elate to neuroimaging, brain injury, and consciousness. 

Coming Home Dialogues

The Coming Home project offers military veterans the opportunity to explore the moral, psychological, and spiritual impacts of war on the warrior as she or he returns home.

Climate Change

The Institute maintains an active research portfolio on climate change policy across a broad array of specific topics.

Autonomous Systems

A multi-institutional partnership, led by George Mason University and Arizona State University, that explores the ethical, legal, and social implications of autonomous systems. 

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