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William Joiner Institute

Facilitating objective discourse and positive change through research, service & celebration.

We celebrate, research, and support veterans past, present, and future. We work to inform, develop, and implement equitable policies, programs, and pathways to help ensure the health, safety, well-being and success of veterans, their families, and others impacted by war or military service, without exception.

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Celebration & Awards

The Honor-A-Veteran program showcases the outstanding and wide-reaching work that veterans do after their time in uniform. This monthly award is bestowed on a veteran who is nominated for their continued selfless service to the broader community. View the current list of monthly and annual award recipients.

Research & Impact

The Institute’s research portfolio is currently focused on three initiatives designed to ultimately have impacts locally, regionally, and nationally as it relates to:

  1. Expanding veterans’ connection to benefits, programs, and opportunities
  2. Understanding how younger generation veterans identify and connect
  3. Improving veteran and military affiliated student recruitment, retention, and graduation rates

Service & Engagement

The Institute’s service work includes a variety of opportunities to engage veteran and non-veteran students to encourage stronger integration and collaboration to build a coherent and trusted sense of community.

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Who We Are

The William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences offers an inclusive setting to objectively facilitate the sharing of ideas, debating of concepts, and discussions of past, present, and future topics related to conflicts, military service, and sacrifice. As a public university research institute, our events, research, and service to veterans, their families or others impacted by war or military service strive to support all points of view.

What We Do

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Contact Us

The William Joiner Institute
100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: (617) 287-5863

joinerinstitute@umb.edu