Culture in Global Affairs
The Elliott School research and policy program, Culture
in Global Affairs (CIGA), seeks to promote the recognition of culture, especially its social dimensions,
and policy relevance to global affairs. The concept of culture,
as researched by cultural anthropologists and by scholars in other fields,
is important to policy formulation in many arenas including health, the environment,
development, social inequality, gender, conflict resolution, and ethnic and minority issues.
CIGA promotes policy-relevant research on culture and supports dialogue
and collaboration across disciplines. CIGA brings together scholars and
practitioners from the U.S. and abroad to enhance global knowledge exchange and
communication with the policy community.
CIGA's emphasis on the concept of culture in relation to global affairs and
policy make it a unique organization in and beyond Washington, DC.
CIGA sponsors an annual speakers series, hosts The Haiti Project, and pursues other projects on culture, society, and policy.
For further information, please contact Barbara D.
Miller, Director, at (202) 994-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org