Research programs are the heart of what we do. In July 2016, we established our first program: Natural Resource Governance, directed by economics professor Dean Lueck. In January 2017, we launched the program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance, directed by business law and ethics professor Scott Shackelford. The program on Data Management and Information Governance was founded in November 2017, directed by business law and ethics professor Angie Raymond. In January 2018, we launched the program on Political, Economic, and Legal Institutions and Organizations (PELIO) under the leadership of political science professor Cyanne E. Loyle (interim). 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.