The Ph.D./M.A. Program in Political Science works closely with several Graduate Center-based research centers, three of which are directly associated with the program:
Incorporating the CUNY Data Service, conducts research on such topics as economic and demographic change, immigration, political participation, crime, housing, and neighborhood development.
The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality—known as the Stone Center—was launched on September 1, 2016. It renames and expands the Graduate Center’s Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Center, which opened its doors at the Graduate Center in 2009.The mission of the Stone Center is to build and disseminate knowledge related to the causes, nature, and consequences of multiple forms of socio-economic inequality. Although the Stone Center’s associated faculty and students have diverse interests and utilize a range of methods, they share a commitment to scholarship that is quantitative, data-driven, interdisciplinary, and policy-oriented, and that addresses questions that are cross-nationally comparative and/or global in scope.The Stone Center has four core faculty members, all professors at the CUNY Graduate Center: Janet Gornick (Professor of Political Science and Sociology), Leslie McCall (Presidential Professor of Sociology), Paul Krugman (Distinguished Professor of Economics), and Branko Milanovic (Visiting Presidential Professor). Janet Gornick serves as the Stone Center’s Director and Leslie McCall as its Associate Director.
Devoted to the development of scholarship on international institutions and global issues with special emphasis on the United Nations and affiliated international organizations through a program of research, seminars, conferences, and workshops.