About the Institute

Established in 1953, the Martin Gang Institute for Intergroup Relations is dedicated to the promotion of understanding between religious and ethnic communities in Southern California. Jointly administered by AJC Los Angeles and LMU Extension, the focus of the Institute is to provide research and educational opportunities in intergroup relations for lay and ordained leaders, educators, social workers, civic officials and other interested stakeholders.


The Institute is administered by an Executive Committee, which manages its budget, operations, and approves all sponsored projects, research and other programs.

Program Coordinators


Questions about the Institute can be directed to LMU Extension at (310) 338-1971 or via email at extension@lmu.edu. You can also contact one of the executive committee members directly (below).