Rita Reagen Athas
The Center for Burma Studies is the only center of its type in the world.
The world-renowned Center for Southeast Asian Studies boasts one of the nation's largest concentrations of expertise in the region's history, politics, people, geography, art, literature and languages.
NIU teaches more Southeast Asian languages than any other U.S. university.
The public administration program has produced one-third of all Illinois city managers.
The Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault boasts one of the nation's premier research programs into the causes and consequences of violence, including child physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and sexual assault.
Thanks to a new university-established congressional internship program, NIU students live, learn and work for Congress each summer in the heart of the nation's capital.