The Margherita von Brentano center supports research and research development by initiating and carrying out interdisciplinary projects within the center’s topics of focus. A special research focus is the international project "Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Violence in a Higher Education Context".
Another area of emphasis is offering lecture series. The Gender Lunch Talks are a series of networking events held by the MvBZ aiming to make gender research within Freie Universität Berlin more visible. At each event, projects and recent publications are presented and discussed. The series “Terms and Politics. Perspectives of Gender Studies" take place one time per semester. Each lecture will be followed by a discussion, during which we will use key concepts of Gender Studies in order to discuss the present-day situation, social challenges and future perspectives of the field.