RPGP is an autonomous program housed under the Institute of International Studies (IIS). Because our work is interdisciplinary and is often of interest to the broader community, we regularly partner with other centers, institutes, and organizations, both on and off-campus, to promote events. Below is a list of some of the organizations with whom we work with most frequently.
The Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Development in the Middle East strives to analyze the symbiotic relationship between economic growth and democratic development in the Middle East and North Africa. Through a series of conferences, seminars, and courses, the program seeks to produce and promote relevant interdisciplinary research. BPEDME’s focus is not solely on the Middle East but on countries that have a significant population of Middle Eastern descent and on the important ongoing role of minority non- Muslim populations in the Middle East.
The Graduate Theological Union is an educational crossroads for teaching, research, ministry and service. As the largest partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the U.S., GTU build bridges among many Christian denominations and other faith traditions. Located in Berkeley, California, where the diversity of cultures and faith traditions reflects our own, study at the GTU is intellectually challenging and rich in resources. As a union, GTU offers the largest theological faculty in the United States, including renowned experts in Christian spirituality and liturgical studies as well as critical and creative scholars in 14 other areas. Students can pursue the Ph.D., Th.D., and M.A., plus two joint Ph.D. programs with the University of California, Berkeley.
The Human Rights Center investigates war crimes and other serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. Their empirical studies recommend specific policy measures to hold perpetrators accountable, protect vulnerable populations, and help rebuild war-torn societies.
The Institute of European Studies seeks to enrich America's understanding of Europe -- its people, developments and challenges -- through the generation and dissemination of distinguished scholarship. As the University's focal point for the study of Europe, IES brings disciplines together to create new cross-disciplinary understandings of European issues and issues related to Europe and its constituent nations.
The Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS), established in 1919, is an Organized Research Unit of the University of California at Berkeley. The IGS mission is to conduct and disseminate research on topics related to state and national politics and public policy topics with a particular focus on institutional design and reform. IGS serves as the University's primary center for advancing research and public service on applied political science and public policy. IGS serves students, faculty, researchers, and the general public.
Zaytuna Institute is a non-profit, educational institute and school founded and run by people committed to reviving time-tested methods of educating and transforming human beings. It is Zaytuna's belief that Islam offers a cohesive understanding of the world and a praxis for it that is able to cut through the illusion of contemporary nihilism and materialism.