In addition to the diverse individual research projects undertaken by faculty, the Bush School is also recognized for its emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary team projects conducted through its three organized research units.
Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy
In September 2009, the Texas A&M Board of Regents formally approved the creation of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy, named in honor of Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr., in recognition of his service and commitment to improving the nation's domestic and international economy. In addition to a successful career as an energy entrepreneur and leader, from 1988 to 1992, Mosbacher served as President George H.W. Bush's Secretary of Commerce and was instrumental in opening major markets around the world to American products. He also played a key role in negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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The Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) improves the effectiveness of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in Texas and beyond through 1) engaged learning, 2) high-quality research, and 3) professional outreach. The CNP has a national ranking of 12 overall and 8th among public programs by US News & World Report.
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Center for Grand Strategy
the Center for Grand Strategy will serve as an intellectual hub for the critical examination of American grand strategy. Specifically, it will support research that takes a fresh look at America’s grand strategic choices; foster dialogue between scholars and practitioners; and help train a new generation of public servants who will be grand strategic innovators.
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Program on Women, Peace, and Security
The Program on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) was established in November 2015 within the Department of International Affairs at Texas A&M University, with Professor Valerie M. Hudson serving as its first director. Its purpose is to provide a WPS node in the heartland of the United States, and its mission is three-fold: teaching, research, and outreach. The Program’s inaugural funding is provided by the Compton Foundation; and its research arm, The WomanStats Project, is currently funded by the US Department of Defense.
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