The Fletcher School

Boston Area Centers and Institutions

The Feinstein International Center  – Tufts’ 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 its teaching and its long-term partnerships with humanitarian and human rights agencies.


The World Peace Foundation– The Foundation is an operating foundation affiliated solely with the Fletcher School. It aims to provide intellectual leadership on issues of peace, justice and security and provides financial support only for projects that it has initiated itself. The Foundation was established by Edwin Ginn, a Boston-based publisher of educational texts and an advocate for international peace. Created initially as the International School of Peace on July 12, 1910, the WPF was tasked with educating a global audience about the ills of war and promoting international peace.

The Institute for Global Leadership – The mission of the IGL is to prepare new generations of critical thinkers for effective and ethical leadership, ready to act as global citizens in addressing international and national issues across cultures. In 2005, the IGL was named a distinctive, cross-school program of the University. The Institute emphasizes rigorous academic preparation and experiential learning. Students learn through intensive engagement in classes, global research, internships, workshops, simulations and international symposia – all involving international leaders from the public and private sectors.

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative – The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is a university-wide center involving multiple entities within the Harvard community that provide expertise in public health, medicine, social science, management, and other disciplines to promote evidence-based approaches to humanitarian assistance. The mission of the Initiative is to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide.


The MIT Humanitarian Response Lab – The mission of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab is to help meet human needs by understanding and improving the crisis response systems behind public services and private markets. Based within the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the Response Lab combines MIT expertise in engineering, management, technology, economics, urban studies and planning and other disciplines to drive practical innovation for humanitarian response.

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