Established in 1841, Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, is one of the leading private research institutions in the United States. With three campuses located in New York City, Fordham offers unparalleled opportunities for immersive learning experiences, internship opportunities, and cultural immersion in the heart of New York. Renowned for being a global university, Fordham has campuses in London, Grenada, and Pretoria. Fordham University is ranked in the top 100 universities in the United States by the prestigious U.S. News National University Rankings 2019 edition and is a top Fulbright producer in the United States, with 168 Fordham students being awarded Fulbright scholarships since 2003.
Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
Founded in 2001 in partnership with the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC), the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) is a university-wide center that reports directly to the President of Fordham University. By incorporating the academic rigor and intellectual standard of Fordham University with the experience and expertise of aid and development agencies in the field, we endeavor to advance the methods and framework by which humanitarian workers operate. As such, we serve as a unique bridge between academia and humanitarian efforts worldwide.
Our mission is to train and educate current and future aid workers at local, regional, national, and international levels. We accomplish this by hosting humanitarian training courses in various rotating locations around the world, which equip individuals with the tools needed to respond thoughtfully and effectively in times of crisis, conflict, and disaster. We also publish on a wide range of humanitarian topics and regularly host events that further create an increased understanding of global humanitarian crisis through critical analysis and shared experiential knowledge.