Gregory Gottlieb assumes leadership of the center

August 2017

On August 15, 2017, Gregory Gottlieb officially joined the Feinstein International Center as the director,  as Daniel Maxwell stepped down as acting director and resumed his role as research director.

Greg joined the center just as we mark our 20th anniversary. An article by the Friedman School notes, “In 2017, the global community faces the highest numbers of both acutely food insecure and displaced people on record since the end of World War II. This is a sobering reminder not only that ever-larger numbers of people continue to be affected by crisis and conflict, but also that work at the Feinstein International Center remains unfinished: the need for solid evidence for decision-making and response is higher than ever. Since 1997, the Center has broadened far beyond its initial remit, and is now an inter-disciplinary research center that seeks to build the evidence base to support and build the resilience of populations at risk across a broad spectrum of geography and hazards” (full story here).

Outgoing interim director, Daniel Maxwell, noted, “Greg’s leadership, long and varied experience in humanitarian action, and global network of policymakers and practitioners, will substantially strengthen the center’s ability to promote the use of evidence and learning in operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives of people affected by or at risk of crises.”

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