Welcome

The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses (PRFDHR) is an intellectual hub for research, teaching, and policy recommendations that takes a people-centered approach to the refugee experience – from internal displacement at home, to the transit experience inside and outside the camp, to challenges of resettlement and integration. Acting as a catalyst for innovation, it is open to new and unconventional ideas of research or public outreach. Rigorous, inter-disciplinary, evidence-based research is being conducted and linked to policy and practice.

The interdisciplinary program is campus-wide and draws on the research and teaching interests and combine the intellectual faculty resources of the Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Yale’s twelve professional schools. More than fifty faculty across Yale already work on issues related to the program’s scope, see further details here.

More broadly, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses is putting the resources of academic institutions, and the field experience of humanitarian workers and policy makers under one virtual roof, encompassing a wide range of issues that cover the entire refugee experience, to foster quality academic research and sound policy advice.

News & Events

The World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) is pleased to announce its 3rd Research Conference on Forced Displacement, organized in collaboration with the African School of Economics (ASE) and...
On February 20, 2024, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses at Yale MacMillan Center hosted a Q&A on the film Ghost Mountain: The Second Killing Fields of Cambodia (2019) with the...
The Identity & Conflict Lab at Yale (icL) is organizing a conference on ‘Immigration in Frontline States: Policy Challenges and New Research’ to be held in Crete, Greece on June 18 and 19, 2024.    The scale of...
Professors Harold Hongju Koh and Oona Hathaway ’97 traveled to Lviv, Ukraine this month to join international colleagues in marking the 75th anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide...
On September 26, 2023, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses at Yale MacMillian Center hosted David Lönnberg, Senior Advisor for Youth and Outreach, and Sarah Rosengaertner, Lead for...