The Halle Institute sponsors several major projects each year to help further the cause of global learning and international understanding:
The annual India Summit is the only student-driven, Indo-centric conference of its type in the United States. Featuring distinguished policy makers, diplomats, intellectuals, and business leaders, the India Summit identifies and addresses the strengths and challenges of India's role in a globalized world.
Knowledge Futures is an ongoing initiative that seeks to bring together thought leaders from a variety of disciplines to discuss new and changing models of knowledge management. Questions such as "How will knowledge be obtained in the future? How will digitization affect its management? What will scholarship look like in the 21st century?" are debated and resolved.
Cartooning for Peace is the brainchild of Jean Plantu, the editorial cartoonist of the French daily newspaper, Le Monde. Serving as a forum for debate, the movement began in 2006 with a seminar opened by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and an exhibition co-sponsored by the Halle Institute at the UN. Since then, six editions of “Cartooning for Peace” and one special edition, “Cartooning for Human Rights,” have been held.
The Global Coalition to Combat Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome is a partnership with government, academia, and private industry in response to an epidemic that affects more than 300 million people. Led by Omar Lattouf, professor of surgery at the School of Medicine, and Nicolas Chronos, president of Saint Joseph's Translational Research Institute, the coalition will initially focus on child obesity.
Started in 2001, the Balashikha Project aims to improve maternal health and reduce infant mortality in the Moscow Oblast and throughout Russia. Funded by a grant from Tom and Anne Murray to the Future of Russia Foundation, the Balashikha Project has partnered with numerous organizations and praised by the Russian government as a national model.
The Feminism and Legal Theory Project introduces feminist theory and methodology into legal debate, legislative reform, and the broader academic community through the publication of conference papers. It supports feminist scholarship on gender and equality issues that analyze the impact of law on women and men. It also provides a forum for feminist theorists to present their work and receive feedback from other scholars on perspective and methodology.