New Center on Black Politics Established at Columbia University

Columbia University in New York City has announced the establishment of the Center on African-American Politics and Society within the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.

The new center, directed by Fredrick Harris, a professor of political science at Columbia, will conduct social science research on political, social, and economic matters affecting blacks in the United States.

Initially, the center will focus on the issue of race in the 2008 presidential election.