The Feinstein International Center’s research — on the politics and policy of aiding the vulnerable, on protection and rights in crisis situations, and on the restoration of lives and livelihoods — feeds into both its teaching and its long-term partnerships with humanitarian and human rights agencies.
Through publications, seminars, and confidential evidence-based briefings, the Feinstein International Center seeks to influence the making and application of policy in the countries affected by crises and in those states in a position to influence such crises.
We will develop and promote operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives and livelihoods of people living in crisis-affected and marginalized communities who are impacted by violence, malnutrition, loss of assets or forced migration. We work globally in partnership with national and international organizations to bring about institutional changes that enhance effective policy reform and promote best practice.
In our work we seek to combine academic excellence, innovative research and public policy development.
- We are committed to providing a graduate education in humanitarian issues, firmly grounded in field realities and cutting-edge research to equip our students who will become tomorrow’s leaders in humanitarian and development action.
- We promote synergy between practice and academia in order to ensure impact of the former and sharpen the latter.
- We provide inter-disciplinary technical competencies and expertise in partnership with organizations who are engaged with vulnerable communities affected by crises.
- We have a long-term commitment to promoting pro-livelihood policies, institutions and processes through participatory approaches and partnerships.
Our working environment fosters innovative thinking, research and practice in a manner conducive to the development of new knowledge. We are committed to the publication and dissemination of that knowledge. We encourage the application of a multiplicity of methods and perspectives and take risks in developing and validating new approaches. We hold in high regard the experience and expertise of every member of the team which makes up the center and actively seek ways to allow them to develop, both personally and academically.