Faculty and Researchers
Gregory GottliebCenter Director and Professor of the Practice
Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor in Nutrition and Human Security, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
As the Director of the Feinstein International Center, Greg Gottlieb is responsible for the overall direction of the center. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve food security, humanitarian, and transition programs and he brings this focus, dedication, and determination to Tufts. His research focus is on the politics of humanitarian and development assistance, the current and future personnel implications for humanitarian response and development programs of extended assignments in high threat posts, and leadership needs in humanitarian response.
Prior to joining Tufts, Greg served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/DCHA). Prior to that, he served as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for DCHA. Since he began with USAID in 1988, he has held a variety of other positions, including Mission Director in Pakistan and Namibia, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Food Security (helping to plan and implement the Obama Administration’s Feed the Future Program), as well as posts in Malawi, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Additionally, Greg taught at the National War College, was a legal protection officer for UNHCR, and was Chief of Party for the Famine Early Warning Systems. Greg earned a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University, a juris doctor from Loyola Law School, and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2017, Greg received USAID’s highest award, the Administrator’s Distinguished Career Service Award, to recognize his long and distinguished service.
- Humanitarian Leadership: The Political and Policy Challenges of Being in Charge (NUTR 0329, cross-listed as Fletcher-D234), Spring Term
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…Read More
Gregory Gottlieb spoke at Humbolt State University’s International Education Week virtual event. His presentation, “The Education of a Humanitarian Relief Worker,” explored his views on the current state of humanitarian education,…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
This study seeks to understand the availability and quality of information, and the external influences on data collection and analysis for the classification of food emergencies.Read More
The One Nutrition in Complex Environments (ONCE) study tests a new way of preventing and addressing acute malnutrition through a cluster-randomized trial.Read More
2020 Hindsight? The Ecosystem of Humanitarian Diagnostics and Its Application to Anticipatory Action
The nature of humanitarian crises has changed over the past two decades. These changes demand increased anticipatory humanitarian action and improved information to guide that action. The COVID 19 pandemic…Read More