Research programs are the heart of what we do. In July 2016, we established our first program on "Natural Resource Governance," followed by the programs on "Cybersecurity and Internet Governance" (January 2017), "Data Management and Information Governance" (November 2017), and "Political, Economic, and Legal Institutions and Organizations (PELIO)" (January 2018). Additional research areas for new programs include financial organizations, public health, education, and international organizations.
Each research program constitutes in and of itself an attempt to bring different disciplinary perspectives to bear on governance challenges. But the greatest gains come from the synergic interactions between scholars and students working in different research programs.