Join us November 21st & 22nd for a conference co-organized with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation on strategies against displacement


10/22: India Displacement Practicum Presentation


Learn more about our new collaborating institutions: UNOSAT & UNITAR


In October 2014 the DRAN team traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to share preliminary findings on their report in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center.

The Displacement Research and Action Network, based at MIT, is a global network on displacement and land rights that brings together activists, academics and policy makers to build new theory and evidence of the increase and intensity of mass internal displacement around the world due to development, conflict or climate disaster.

As one of the most far-reaching and pressing phenomena of the modern world, there is increasing evidence that displacement is not an isolated phenomenon, but linked to severe social and economic outcomes and political consequences. To address this, the Network seeks to build global collaboration, advance the frontiers of knowledge on displacement and its consequences, and influence national and global policies on displacement that promote social, cultural and economic rights.

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