Academic institutes enhance Wellesley's pedagogy

Organized to pursue subject- or mission-based endeavors, institutes contribute to the rich learning experience Wellesley offers. Often involving short periods of intense immersion, these programs help foster mastery of a particular subject matter as well as the ability to contribute to its advancement.

The Institutes at Wellesley College


Madeleine Albright '59 and fellows Madeleine K. Albright Institute for Global Affairs

The Albright Institute is a living laboratory that explores the value and practical application of the liberal arts disciplines to global-scale challenges. With the goal of educating women to fulfill global leadership positions, the Albright Institute strengthens the role of women in international relations and informs policy discussions and academic thought in global affairs.

 


Freedom Project participants The Freedom Project

The Freedom Project at Wellesley College is dedicated to the exploration of the idea of freedom in all of its manifestations, but especially in the tradition of Western classical liberalism.

 


JBMTI presentationJean Baker Miller Training Institute

By offering thought leadership and skills training on the Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) of human growth and social-psychological development, JBMTI seeks to improve traditional practice, transform lives, and pursue social justice.

 


social change Project on Public Leadership and Action

PPLA grew out of a series of informal conversations between faculty with shared interests in pursuing values-based, practically-relevant work related to topics including (but not limited to) social change, democratic practice, and public leadership.

 


Cassandra Pattanayak, director of the QAIQuantitative Analysis Institute

The QAI is designed to expand the role of statistics in research, learning, and teaching at Wellesley. It includes courses during the summer and the semester, workshops for students and faculty, and statistical consulting for research projects.

 


Panelists speaking at PKU for a Women World Partners eventWomen World Partners

Wellesley has innovated an educational model for training women for leadership on a global scale—a pedagogy based on a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. Women World Partners aims to share this unique model with institutions around the world to help create the next generation of women leaders.