Think tank

Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 

MWC

Cambridge, MA, United States

The Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy is a vibrant intellectual community of faculty, master's and PhD students, researchers, and administrative staff striving to improve public policy and practice in the areas of health care, human services, criminal justice, inequality, education, and labor. Over the last three decades, the Wiener Center has been an influential voice in domestic policy through faculty work on community policing, welfare reform, youth violence, inner-city poverty, youth and the low-wage labor market, American Indian economic and social development, and medical error rates. Our uniqueness is that we have a group of serious scholars who not only produce high-quality policy-oriented research but also understand the political and management challenges of implementing their recommendations because many have held important positions in public agencies and because our faculty members involve practitioners in their research in a serious way. This "practical experience" influences the questions we choose to ask and increases our credibility in teaching and policy recommendation.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/wiener

Address:
John F. Kennedy School of Government. Taubman Building. Harvard University. 79 John F. Kennedy Street. Cambridge, MA 02138

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
United States
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: Other/Not applicable
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Barbara Whalen (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2020): Barbara Whalen (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2019): Barbara Whalen
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2021
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 
 26
United States average
 36
Global average
 20
2020
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 
 26
2019
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 
 12
% Female staff
2021
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 
58% 
United States average
41% 
Global average
22% 
2020
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 
58% 
2019
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 
67% 
% Female researchers
2021
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 
62% 
United States average
 18%
Global average
 6%
2020
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 
62% 

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy 
 1
United States average
 34,931
Global average
 16,331

Data notes

Last updated: 30/03/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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