Mission of the Institute
Universities conduct a great deal of research that seeks to both advance our knowledge and to enable us to make a positive difference in our world. Too often, however, this knowledge remains in the academy and does not find its way into the hands of those who could use it to improve public policies and programs and the lives of people they affect.
The mission of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise is to improve the effectiveness of government and other institutions in addressing social concerns through the successful mobilization of use-inspired research. Learn more about use-inspired research.
A quarter century ago, Clark University hosted a landmark international conference, "The Earth as Transformed by Human Action"(ET). In recognition of the 25th anniversary of ET, two very special events are being held at Clark University on Tuesday, April 2. A panel discussion beginning at 12:45 p.m. will be followed at 4:00 p.m. with William C. Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Harvard University, delivering this year's Albert, Norma and Howard '77 Geller Endowed Lecture: "From Earth Transformed to Sustainability Science."
The Mosakowski and Marsh Institutes are launching a new summer internship program for undergraduates at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NOAA Internships will place Clark students in exciting, hands-on projects at locations around the United States.
Mosakowski Institute Director Jim Gomes moderated a panel entitled "Redistricting New England" at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the New England Political Science Association (NEPSA) in Portsmouth, NH on April 28. Clark Political Science Professor Robert Boatright was one of the panelists, along with leading scholars on congressional redistricting from several other New England colleges and universities. The Institute will be publishing a booklet of the panelists' papers in the summer of 2012.