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Institutes within the Office of the Provost seek to address the world's most challenging problems.


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GW Alliance for a Sustainable Future

The alliance unites members of the GW community who support climate change and sustainability work, integrating numerous academic disciplines and leverages partnerships across academia, industry, government and the nonprofit sector to deliver solutions for the most urgent community-defined challenges.

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Global Food Institute

Powered by interdisciplinary research and teaching across policy, innovation, and humanity, the Global Food Institute at GW (GFI) will work to transform people’s lives and the health of our planet through the power of food.


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Global Women’s Institute

The Global Women’s Institute (GWI) seeks to advance gender equality through research, education, and action to bring about change.

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GW Institute of Public Policy

The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide nexus for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on important public policy issues.


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Institute for Racial, Ethnic & Socioeconomic Equity

The Institute for Racial, Ethnic & Socioeconomic Equity, also known as the Equity Institute, leverages the resources of a premier research university and invests in transformative community partnerships with the goal of eradicating racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequity worldwide.