Currently the Bobst Center’s activities focus on supporting Comparative Politics graduate students and faculty in their research and teaching. The Center provides funding and support for workshops, conferences, dissertation research, larger scale faculty research and research collaborations. In addition, the Center sponsors student-conceived events and talks. Bobst also lends financial support to Undergraduate Politics students pursuing internships in the summer before their senior year in organizations with a clearly defined peace and justice mission. Each semester, Bobst-supported Politics students are engaged in research projects with Comparative Politics faculty.
The Center provides support for a research program, Innovations for Successful Societies, which studies the areas of accountability, inclusiveness, state-formation and governance traps.