Advancing Social Justice

Binghamton university advancing social justice

Binghamton University is dedicated to the advancement of social justice for all individuals and populations. To that end, a number of institutes and centers have been established to promote research, ideas, communication and critical discourse in areas including human rights; equality for women and girls; and global health, progressive education and well-being for marginalized populations.

Each of these institutes and centers has a specific focus, yet they all exist to raise awareness of issues of historical, systemic injustices, and to explore ways to rise above these injustices to the benefit of the world’s underrepresented.  


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Human Rights Institute

The Human Rights Institute promotes excellence and innovation in faculty research across disciplines and develops high-impact student engagement in human rights issues.

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Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Leveraging the expertise of multiple disciplines and professions to bridge the gap between scholarship and practice to prevent genocide and mass atrocity.

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Institute for Justice and Well-Being

The institute fosters rich collaboration across University and community organizations. Our research associates span professions and disciplines including counseling, education, engineering, human development, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology and social work.

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Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity

The Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity opened in 2019. Our intention is to steer the research, writing and programs of the center towards the following priorities history and equity, educational equity, medicine/STEM fields and equity.

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Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls

The institute works to invest in the next generation by fostering high-impact learning opportunities for students, bringing together researchers across campus (and the world), and connecting our research expertise to communities, whether locally or globally.

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