WHAT WE DO
The Feinstein International Center’s mission is to protect and strengthen the lives, livelihoods, and dignity of people affected by or at risk of hunger or humanitarian crises. We strive to fulfill that mission with work in three primary areas:
The number of undernourished people around the world is rising. Feinstein is investing in research and education aimed at reversing this trend and meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Global Hunger by 2030.
In collaboration with our colleagues across the Friedman School, we examine world hunger in its full complexity — from molecular processes to planetary food systems, from laboratories to farms, and from the individual suffering wrought by hunger and malnutrition to the broadest impacts on economics and the development of nations.
Feinstein’s original mission was to address the challenge of famine. Today, we remain focused on this work by examining the intersection of world hunger and humanitarian crises, where famine and other food and nutrition emergencies arise. After decades of progress, the risk of famine has returned as a major global concern, and Feinstein researchers are thought leaders in renewed efforts to understand and prevent these crises.
- We put people affected by or at risk of hunger or humanitarian crises at the center of our work.
- We are committed to developing the next generation of leaders and researchers.
- We promote the development and well-being of all those associated with the Center through an inclusive, flexible, and supportive work culture.
- Our research adheres to the highest ethical standards.
- We use the most rigorous methods that are suitable for each context.
- We work within national, regional, and international frameworks and promote open and transparent relationships with authorities and communities.
- We seek genuine partnerships with local, national, and international stakeholders.
- We are committed to working with and developing local research capacities.
- We strive to effectively communicate our research findings to crisis-affected communities, policymakers, and practitioners.
In a complex and changing world, hope begins with understanding. Since 1997, the Feinstein International Center has been engaged in transformational research, education, and impact. Today, we continue to work towards a better world where no one is hungry and humanity is resilient in the face of crises.
Please support us to reach our goals.