Karen Jacobsen and Charles Simpsen publish about refugees and COVID-19 in The Conversation

Refugees tell stories of problems – and unity – in facing the coronavirus A group of refugees living on the pavement near the Cape Town Central Police Station on the first day of a national coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty/Nardus Engelbrecht/ Gallo Images Karen Jacobsen, Tufts University and Charles Simpson, Tufts University Across the globe, refugees are trying to settle into new surroundings and are…

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Feinstein director describes priorities for USAID Administrator nominee

U.S. President Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 23, 2021. It appears she will be shortly confirmed. As Samantha Power prepares to lead USAID, the Feinstein International Center sent her a letter to share thoughts on some of the most crucial issues facing the humanitarian and development sectors that we hope she will…

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Paul Howe appointed new Feinstein Director

The Feinstein International Center and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Howe as the Director of the Feinstein International Center. Paul will assume the leadership of the Center on September 1, 2021. “As an accomplished practitioner, leader, and scholar, Paul will bring a wealth of experience, connections, and new ideas that will substantially strengthen the Center’s…

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Kinsey Spears

Kinsey is a doctoral student at The Fletcher School where her work focuses on gender; security studies; and women, peace, and security. She is a research assistant and social media manager at the Feinstein International Center, and teaching fellow for Feinstein faculty. Kinsey is also a research fellow at the United States Army War College. Kinsey completed her master’s at The Fletcher School, where her thesis explored the ways that children…

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Paul Howe

As director, Paul Howe is responsible for the overall strategy and administration of the Feinstein International Center. Paul’s career has focused on addressing the problems of hunger and famine. He worked with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) for more than 17 years. In his last WFP assignment, he served as Country Director in Nigeria. Prior to that, he worked with WFP in Afghanistan, Uganda, and Laos and at the headquarters in…

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