About the Institute
Chair: Dr. Hasan Crockett
The Brisbane Institute was founded in 1984 to honor Dr. Robert Brisbane as a permanent and lasting memorial to his career long work of research, publication, and public service. During its initial existence the Institute actively sponsored outreach programs seeking to "identify, research (and) examine through forums and seminars, and to disseminate information about government and political problems that are most salient to the well-being of Black people in the south."
Re-established in 1996, under the leadership of Dr. Hasan Crockett, the Institute concentrates on designing and implementing replicable model programs emphasizing political leadership and community-based research. These programs all focus on addressing the political and social needs the African American and larger communities.
The mission of the Institute is to continue the tradition of leadership and political study, analysis, activism and international investigation that Dr. Brisbane brought to the College, the nation and the world.