About

Mission

The Center for Mind and Culture (CMAC) is a non-profit research center that innovates creative solutions for urgent social problems arising within complex networks of evolving minds in dynamic cultures. Committed to a radically interdisciplinary, non-partisan approach, centered on computational and data sciences, CMAC mobilizes an international network of experts to develop and disseminate visionary insights to public and professional stakeholders.

CMAC’s core values include:

  • upholding the highest intellectual standards in all phases of our work
  • acting ethically toward our business partners and funding sources
  • maintaining neutrality regarding the ideological promotion or critique of healing traditions, faith communities, and political outlooks
  • remaining institutionally agile and creative
  • maximizing efficiency and productivity by optimizing infrastructure and overhead

Strategy

Research

CMAC coordinating and collaborating across disciplines, with diverse perspectives, and around the world. This involves:

  • conducting research and connecting with subject matter experts in fields related to our research
  • sponsoring the research efforts of others
  • coordinating international projects to achieve large sample sizes & register cultural differences
  • working across multiple disciplines to produce sophisticated and sensitive interpretations

Training

CMAC provides an institutional locus for sponsoring students, training postdoctoral fellows and supporting veteran researchers. This involves:

  • providing established investigators with the necessary resources
  • offering fellowships for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
  • introducing undergraduate and graduate students to the research tasks
  • establishing and nurturing affiliations with universities

Outreach

CMAC disseminates knowledge about the mind-culture nexus and connects a network of academic experts to the organizations that need them. This involves:

    • producing technical working papers and policy recommendations
    • communicating the significance of research efforts
    • launching new publications
    • developing curriculum materials for related course work
    • sponsoring colloquia, seminars, working groups and public lectures

CMAC on the Move:

Presented in July, 2020.