Labs & Centers
Displacement Research & Action Network

The Displacement Research & Action Network, an initiative of the Program on Human Rights and Justice 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. 

DRAN draws on the interdisciplinary expertise of activists and communities, leading international organizations, as well as cross-school resources at MIT and other universities to create a shared research agenda, apply new tools and technologies toward understanding the consequences of displacement, impact law and policy, and prevent displacement that violates the economic, civil, cultural, social and political rights of affected populations on a global scale. Working with a global network of international organizations, civil society groups and grassroots organizations, DRAN offers opportunities for research, engagement, advocacy and skill building for students, and a platform of information and engagement for anyone interested in displacement.

For more information, please see the DRAN website.