The mission of the Feinstein International Center is to promote the use of evidence and learning in operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives, livelihoods, and dignity of people affected by or at risk of humanitarian crises. The Feinstein faculty and staff conduct their research in partnership with international agencies, local communities and a range of research organizations, including partners, such as humanitarian agencies and policymakers. The Center aims to gather the evidence and information needed to make the best possible program and policy decisions, to develop new evidence to inform and influence those who advocate for and create change, to engage with stakeholders, and contribute to academic debates.
The Feinstein faculty teach at The Friedman School and The Fletcher School, bringing the center’s vast experience and networks into the classroom. Our curricula are grounded in current events making them relevant, engaging, and solution oriented. We arm future leaders with the knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities they need to address challenges and improve policy and practice in the humanitarian field.