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Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity (PACH)

The Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH) is a think-and-do tank that draws from the science of human connection in order to create a more just and humane world. Our theory of change is that transforming the way we see each other will transform the way we treat each other. Our work involves researchcurriculum developmentcommunity interventions, and training that add insight to, educate about, and tackle our most pressing societal problems. PACH is housed at the Metro Center at New York University and funded by grants from Einhorn Family Charitable Trust Foundation and the Spencer Foundation.

At PACH, we engage in communicating and conducting research that contributes to the newly emerging field of the science of human connection. We also design community-based interventions to re-sensitize us to our common humanity and address the crisis of connection. Through these strategies, we aim to challenge widely held stereotypes, disrupt practices that silence and marginalize, and create a more just and humane world. Learn more about our solutions: PACHworks.

Our Team

Niobe Way

Professor of Applied Psychology

Jinjoo Han

Applied Psychology Adjunct Faculty, Research Scientist of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH)

PACH Conversation Series

Public lecture series and conversations with senior level professionals.

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