Cline Center for Democracy
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The Cline Center for Advanced Social Research equips and empowers a new generation of social scientists, humanists, and data scientists to take up key challenges that threaten human flourishing in the 21st century—climate change, civil unrest, sustainability, inequality, security, and public health, to name a few—by applying advanced computational techniques at extreme scales to discover innovative solutions hidden in unstructured data.
Our many activities encompass several research initiatives, including monitoring civil unrest globally; tracking the over-time development of economic, political, and social indicators for more than 150 countries; and developing new algorithms and analysis tools for studying the millions articles in the Cline Center’s Global News Archive. The Cline Center’s mission also supports a wide range of teaching and outreach activities, from fellowship programs for faculty and graduate students to undergraduate research opportunities and topical symposia for the University of Illinois campus.
The Cline Center connects computational expertise in the data sciences with subject-matter expertise in the social sciences and humanities to address pressing societal problems around the world. Pursuing our mission of transforming information into knowledge that advances human flourishing involves four activity areas: research, education, collaboration, and outreach.
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Center for Business and Public Policy