The Institute for Justice and Well-Being

The Institute for Justice and Well-Being

The Institute for Justice and Well-Being stands against systemic racism as we advance knowledge through scholarship and research, and educate ourselves and others in order to foster inclusivity, humility and empathy. The Institute is committed to developing, sharing and applying evidence that leads to the eradication of all forms of oppression and injustice.

About Us

Binghamton University faculty lead the Institute for Justice and Well-Being, a research institute that advances global health, progressive education and well-being for marginalized populations. The institute implements cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities with communities and people across the lifespan and the globe.

The Institute for Justice and Well-Being was founded in 2009 at Binghamton University's College of Community and Public Affairs. As one of the most interdisciplinary research centers at the University, 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.


David Schultz ‘80, MA ’86 to Host Talks on the United States' Politics and 2020 Presidential Election.

David Schultz, Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at Hamline University and Binghamton University Alumni, will be hosting talks about the intersection of the role of generations in American politics, the constitutional framework of the electoral college, and the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. Schultz is a three-time Fulbright scholar and author of more than 35 books and 200 articles on various aspects of American politics, election law, the media and politics.

Director of Binghamton University Community Schools Regional Network Joins Central/Western Community Schools TAC to Promote Outcomes.

Luann Kida, Institute Affiliate and Director of the Binghamton University Community Schools Regional Network, has joined the Central/Western Community Schools TAC to forward work around building engagement between families and school staff, in order to achieve optimal academic outcomes for children. She will be joining Liz Anderson, the Institute's Co-Director, in supporting Community School Coordinators and the districts they serve within the development of their University-Assisted Community School models.

Institute Research Affiliate Recognized For Excellence.

Congratulations to Denise Yull, Chair and Associate Professor of Human Development, who received the Provosts' Award for Faculty Excellence in Community-Engaged Scholarship by Binghamton University! Learn more about Denise and her research here.

Binghamton University's Community Schools Awarded $150,000 in Funding! 

Dean Laura Bronstein and Institute Research Affiliate Luann Kida received a three-year $50,000 grant for a total of $150,000, in partnership with the University-Assisted Community Schools National Network to promote Binghamton University's Community Schools and fund the fifth UACS Regional Training Center in the nation! Funded by the Netter Center of Community Partnership, this grant aids in the development of University-Assisted Community Schools and will mobilize resources needed to serve, engage and empower their local communities. Congratulations to both of them on this award!

How to Talk to Your Children About Anti-Racism.

Dean Laura Bronstein gives insight on how to talk about racism with children and the importance of educating children on the history of racism. To learn more about how to discuss these topics with your children, watch her interview with WBNG-TV here

Let Us Dream 2020 Triennial International Conference.

Save the date and register for this year's virtual conference! Let Us Dream seeks to empower people of diverse age groups and backgrounds to participate in a myriad of community improvement programs and build a better tomorrow. Work with changemakers from all across the world, like our very own Laura Bronstein who will be a panelist on the Education committee, and gain the opportunity to grow a professional network by engaging with the international community! 


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