The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses 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 will be open to new and unconventional ideas of research or public outreach. Rigorous, inter-disciplinary, evidence-based research will be conducted and linked to policy and practice.

The Program is a campus wide initiative, drawing on the intellectual resources of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Yale’s twelve professional schools, including more than fifty Yale faculty and scholars in anthropology, economics, history, sociology, political science, medicine, nursing, public health, law, divinity, management, and forestry & environmental studies. It also will engage students who have been taking the lead in many initiatives on refugee and displacement issues on campus.

More broadly, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses will put 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

Map of the World with people walking hand in hand

The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of awards for qualified undergraduate, graduate, and professional students...

Sandra Ponzanesi, Columbia University

Sandra Ponzanesi, Columbia University
Thursday, January 25 at 4:30pm
This talk addresses the paradoxes of displacement and connectedness in a digital era, focusing on how the promise of...

 The loan was tiny. Just $19 to buy a bus ticket. But for Mariful Islam, the difference it made was immense. Islam is 24. He has lived in the same rural village in...

Catherine Panter-Brick, professor of anthropology, health, and global affairs and director of the Conflict, Resilience, and Health Program at the MacMillan Center

A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has a biological benefit: For participants in the program, it decreased levels of cortisol (a...

Yale Women Innovators: Dorothy Tegeler on Using Innovation to Create Change

Dorothy Tegeler discusses the Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project, which aims to prevent the wrongful detention and deportation of refugee women and children.

Mayesha is a second year Phd Student in the Political Science department at Yale. She cofounded the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and has worked with the United Nations, the World Bank, and the...

Francis Wade

Journalist Francis Wade joins a panel with James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale and Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, a Burmese peace activist working on Rohingya issues.

Friday, November 10 at 4pm...