The Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, located outside of Boston, Massachussets in the town of Medford, is a national leader in research and teaching on humanitarian issues and is a proud member of PAATCHH. Currently under the directorship of Peter Walker, the center’s offerings include a Masters in Humanitarian Assistance as well as courses in both Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Each year, over 100 graduate students take courses through the center.
Additionally, the center has long-term research programs in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Nepal, Sudan, and Uganda focusing on issues ranging from human rights and security to nutrition and livelihoods. Tufts invests up to $6 million annually on this research, sourcing much of this funding from non-Federal sources.
The Feinstein International Center has established relationships with numerous international humanitarian organizations. Currently, they are associated with USAID’s missions in Ethiopia and Sudan; have formal partnerships with universities in Ethiopia, Nepal, and Sudan; and have partnerships in Uganda with both the national Human Rights Commission as well as various community-based human rights groups.