UAlbany’s Center for International Development Relocates to Albany Law School’s Campus, Further Advancing Affiliation

6/16/2016 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

The University at Albany and Albany Law School today announced that UAlbany's Center for International Development (CID) relocated onto the Law School's campus.

The Center, part of UAlbany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, has implemented over $300 million in projects in over 40 countries on five continents. CID's mission is to mobilize the expertise and know-how of UAlbany for the benefit of people in developing countries. For the past 30 years, CID has been implementing large, multi-year programs financed by the U.S. Government, the World Bank, and other donors. The Center focuses on improving internationally:

  • Governance, transparency and rule of law.
  • Youth access to the political process, and educational and political opportunities.
  • Stability and resilience of fragile states in health, climate change and civil unrest.
  • The use of big data, analytics, and research for international development.

The relocation will allow CID and Albany Law School to capitalize on each other's expertise, potentially providing additional international opportunities for UAlbany and Albany Law faculty and students, while enhancing rule of law in developing countries.

CID has over 70 employees in field offices globally, and the move will add CID's headquarters staff to the Law School's 2000 Building, located next to Albany Law's Government Law Center. Previously, CID was located at 99 Pine Street in downtown Albany.

"Since affiliating formally last year, we continue to discover new avenues for adding value in areas that were not previously apparent," said UAlbany Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James Stellar. "This move allows the Center to have the physical space it needs while providing opportunities to explore academic synergies with the Law School's Government Law Center."

"We are pleased that the Center will be housed on our campus," said Albany Law President & Dean Alicia Ouellette. "Its international work is exciting and will likely inform the work of our faculty engaged in international law."

After years of collaboration, Albany Law School and the University at Albany formally affiliated in October 2015. The partnership strengthens both institutions by creating innovative academic opportunities for students and opportunities for new research and grant prospects for faculty. The affiliation is designed to create economic and social benefits for the Capital Region and beyond. To learn more, visit here.