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Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy

Our Highlights

Pie chart analyzing Black Lives Matter with an image of a protester with sign "Is my son next?"

CSDD Polls

The Center funds periodic and flash surveys on questions related to the politics of diversity in the United States. The scholarly interests and research needs of the Center’s affiliates will determine the content of these surveys.
View Findings
Martin Luther King Junior with text, The Future of Racial Reconciliation

Premier Events

With the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination this April 4th, the Center will be bringing in panelists and leaders on racial reconciliation throughout this spring.
Learn about the April 23rd Launch
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How to Donate

By directing your gift to the Center for the Study of Diversty and Democracy, you will be helping generate cutting-edge research and dialogue through the We Will giving campaign at Northwestern.

Donate here

Impactful Research

Dr. Chloe Thurston

Faculty Feature

Curious about the scope and range of the Center's affiliates? Their work, like that of Dr. Chloe Thurston, address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and majority-minority relations.
Meet our affiliates
Alvin Tillery with book publication

Meet our Director

Associate Professor Alvin B. Tillery, Jr. travels throughout the United States, talking to universities and companies on issues of diversity. He is a frequent commentator on diversity issues in the national media.
Learn more


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