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Message from Director CBER
Dr. Laila Farooq | Director CBER

Dr. Laila

Message from Director CBER
Dr. Laila Farooq | Director CBER

Human beings are curious creatures, always asking questions, seeking to understand the world around them. We have organized ourselves into communities that have become increasingly interwoven and interdependent. Every day we learn and unlearn how to live with each other in ways that are fairer, more egalitarian, and more just. At the same time, we also work every day to exploit social inter-dependence for the benefit of the few. Research has a crucial role to play in this ongoing dynamic. We know today that societies prosper when we have a better understanding of the relationships within them. And at its core, this is the knowledge that students of the Social Sciences and Humanities seek.Read More

The goal of CBER is to provide an infrastructure to support the work of scholars in the Social Sciences, Business and Humanities to conduct research that is interesting, rigorous, and relevant. These are exciting times for research. We have unprecedented access to big data, a variety of mixed methods, digital archives, and open-source tools. There are increasing opportunities to link academic research to policy initiatives and build bridges across the academic, development, private and public sectors. Read More

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