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Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI2)

Research Activities

The Humanitarian Innovation Initiative conducts and facilitates interdisciplinary research on pressing global humanitarian challenges. Here we highlight both ongoing and recently completed research projects that are being carried out by our core HI² teamAffiliated Faculty, and International Fellows. more

Education

We are reimagining the education and training, both locally and globally, of the next generation of humanitarian researchers, educators, and responders. Learn more about our academic programs, courses on cross-cutting humanitarian issues, and training activities. MORE

Partnership Networks and Collaborations

Through partnership networks and platforms we explore critical humanitarian issues with the goal of strengthening coordination and professionalization within the humanitarian sector. We serve as the host institution for collaborative networks that encourage dialogue and sharing of best practices among academics and practitioners. MORE