BU Women Gender and Sexuality Studies Program: The Boston University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) Program fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching related to the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, citizenship status, disability, and other dimensions of social life that sustain and exacerbate systems of inequality. We seek to understand the consequences of structures of gender and sexuality inequality across a diverse array of temporal, cultural, and geographic contexts.



Northern Ireland Alternatives (NIA): Northern Ireland Alternatives (NIA) was set up to provide communities access to restorative justice processes, providing community-based collaborative solutions to the hurt and harm caused by low-level crime and anti-social behavior. Restorative Justice offers a non-violent, human response to the hurt and harm anti-social behavior inflicts upon its victims and the community as a whole. It seeks to heal wounds, repair broken relationships, and work towards a better future for everyone.


Northern Ireland Bureau (NI Bureau): The Northern Ireland Bureau is the diplomatic mission of the Northern Ireland Executive in the United States and Canada. We work to cultivate and strengthen links between various political, economic, educational, and cultural interests in Northern Ireland and North America. We also serve as a resource for individuals and organisations looking to learn and understand more about Northern Ireland, and its relationship with the United States and Canada.


International Fund for Ireland: The International Fund for Ireland was established as an independent organisation by the British and Irish Governments in 1986 with financial contributions from the United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The total resources committed to the Fund to date amount to £728m / €914m, supporting over 6,000 projects across the island of Ireland. The Fund aims to promote economic and social advance as well as encourage contact and dialogue between nationalists and unionists throughout Ireland.


The Ireland Funds: The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network established in 1976. With chapters in 12 countries, The Ireland Funds has raised over $600 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefiting more than 3,200 different organizations.Our mission is to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities around the world. The Ireland Funds’ vision is of peace, equality and opportunity across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities worldwide.


Consulate General of Ireland | Boston: The Consulate promotes and protects Irish interests through its work with the Irish community in the region, promotion of Irish economic interests, supporting the strong partnership between the US and Ireland, and providing a range of key consular services.


BU Center for Innovation in Social Sciences: The Center for Innovation in Social Science (CISS), located in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University,  provides an intellectual home for faculty and students engaged in social science research across the BU campus. The Center is dedicated to forging collaborative multidisciplinary faculty research and training future generations of undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences and related fields by using state-of-the-art methods and approaches and demonstrating the promise of the social sciences to improve human lives.


BU Center for the Humanities: The BU Center for the Humanities supports the work of humanities scholars and students at Boston University through fellowships, awards, and events such as our forums. The Center promotes dialogue between humanities disciplines and public constituencies in ways that are vital to civic life.


BU Center for the Study of Europe: The mission of the Center for the Study of Europe is to promote a deeper understanding of Europe through its cultural heritage; its political, economic, legal, and religious histories; its art, literature, music, and philosophy; as well as through its emergence as a new kind of supranational entity, the European Union. Operationally, the Center provides a focal point and institutional support for the study of Europe across Boston University through the coordination of teaching missions, support of research, community-building among faculty and students, and outreach beyond the University.


BU Center on Forced Displacement: The Center on Forced Displacement fosters interdisciplinary research and engagement with the global challenge of forced displacement. We bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, practitioners, and artists from across schools and colleges at Boston University, around the country, and around the world. 


BU College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s and Associate Dean’s Offices: As we celebrate our 150th year, we look back at the people, places, and events that remain a part of who we are today. As Boston University’s largest academic division, the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is at the heart of the BU experience. Undergraduates choose from more than 3,500 courses in the humanities, natural and social sciences, and mathematical and computational sciences, and pursue BA programs in more than 80 majors and minors. Graduate students can earn a master’s or PhD in nearly 50 fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and mathematical and computational sciences. Distinguished faculty committed to exemplary teaching, rigorous scholarship, and cutting-edge research assure a rich academic journey across the liberal arts and sciences. The college and graduate school value the diversity of mind that each unique student brings with him or her to BU. We believe that diversity of thought and background furthers our mission to serve the public good through education, research, and discovery. Not only does a higher education that is accessible to all—on the basis of academic potential—enhance social mobility, but a diverse, collaborative environment has been shown to enhance research and learning outcomes.


BU Department of History: History embraces the sum of the human experience—politics, economics, religion, art, ideas, culture, social structures, and science. It is the goal of the Department of History to facilitate imaginative encounters with the past, which are essential to interpreting who we are and how we came to be.


BU Department of Religion: Religion matters. It obviously influences individuals who worship Krishna or Jesus or the Buddha, but it also shapes societies, influences elections, impacts health and medical care, and even moves militaries around the globe. Whether you are religious or not, you can’t understand the world without knowing something about the religious beliefs, rituals, and organizations that, for better or for worse, make history and shape culture. In BU’s Department of Religion, we study all those things in an effort to better understand the past and to make sense of the world around us today.


BU Department of Political Science: Political scientists explore the concerns and issues that animate public life. Using both humanistic and scientific approaches, we study how political communities attempt to reconcile the claims of justice, power, liberty, and authority. Drawing on history, law, economics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy, political science is a broadly based social science that shares the traditional aims of liberal arts education while attempting to come to grips with the major public issues of our time. Upon graduation, political science majors pursue careers in both the public and private sectors, in local, state, and federal government, and in business, education, journalism, international organizations, and practical politics. They also pursue postgraduate study in law and public administration, as well as graduate study in political science, among other disciplines.


BU Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA): CURA brings together a multi-disciplinary community of scholars to encourage and support research on the role of religion in public affairs.  Established in 1985, CURA is the oldest center for the study of religion and world affairs in the United States. Supported by a substantial endowment and grants from funders such as the Henry Luce Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, the Bradley Foundation, the Kroc Institute for International Peace, and the Metanexus Foundation, CURA has sponsored over 140 research projects on five continents that have led to the publication of over 145 books. 


Institute for the Study of Irish Culture: The Institute for the Study of Irish Culture (ISIC) at Boston University, founded and housed under the auspices of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning, reflects the University’s dedication to the advancement of scholarship in interdisciplinary fields and acts as a place of welcome for students, scholars and researchers in the diverse fields within Irish Studies, including history, politics, religion, literature, music and the arts.


BU Kilichand Honors College: Kilachand offers an integrated, four-year curriculum that includes experiential, team learning, and co-curricular opportunities and the infrastructure to engage in a sustained experience of intellectual discovery through the Keystone Project. Kilachand students leave Boston University with the capacity to understand and confront major challenges as they affirmatively and skillfully engage with diverse social, cultural, scientific, and philosophical perspectives.


BU Pardee School of Global Studies: The Pardee School is dedicated to improving the human condition through rigorous and creative education, path-breaking interdisciplinary research, and innovative initiatives to make a real-world difference in the critical challenges humanity faces. We uphold Boston University’s values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that endeavor to make the paths to academic, professional, and social success open and unimpeded to every member of our community. If you think a future with peace that lasts, a development that works, and knowledge that transforms is worth fighting for, join us at the Pardee School!


BU Provost’s Office: The Office of the Provost supports BU’s intellectual efforts in concert with the deans of the 17 schools and colleges, and the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, that span the Charles River, Medical, and Fenway Campuses


BU Wheelock School of Education and Human Development Dean’s and Associate Dean’s Offices: At Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, our faculty, alumni, and students are changing society through action. Teaching. Learning. Researching. Mentoring. Building community. And driving policy changes. Join us in building a better, more just world.