Centers, Institutes & Initiatives

Our 11 research centers and institutes provide an institutional framework for scholars working in regional and topical fields of study, while our cutting-edge initiatives connect cross-curricular faculty and research to address critical global issues. Together, they contribute to the Elliott School’s mission of producing scholarship that advances understanding of important global issues and engaging the public and the policy community in the United States and around the world, thereby fostering international dialogue and shaping policy solutions.

Visiting Scholar & Non-Resident Scholar Programs

The Elliott School is home to eminent visiting and non-resident scholars conducting research relevant to our research centers, institutes, and initiatives. If you are interested in becoming a visiting or non-resident scholar, we encourage you to visit our individual centers', institutes', and initiatives' websites for information about opportunities and applying.

The Elliott School is proud to welcome new visiting scholars:

Emma Soubrier

Emma Soubrier

Dr. Soubrier will undertake research on the defense policies and procurement strategies of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates at the Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES). She joins the Elliott School from Clermont Auvergne University in France.

Jeong-bok Yoo

Jeong-bok Yoo

Until recently, Mr. Yoo was the mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City in the Republic of Korea. Now he joins the Sigur Center for Asian Studies where he will investigate the power of harnessing partnerships between local and central governments in order to create a more sustainable and co-prosperous future.

Henrik Lauritsen

Henrik Lauritsen

Mr. Lauritsen hails from Aarhus University in Denmark where he is a PhD student. Through December, he will be in residence at the Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) researching the origins and evolution of the Saudi-Iranian rivalry.

Jennifer Obado-Joel

Jennifer Obado-Joel

Visiting Research Scholar Obado-Joel, previously of Nigeria and now visiting the Institute for African Studies (IAfS), will focus her research on: "Nigeria, Evidence and Progress: Demand, Supply and Use of Evidence in Urban Development and Governance in Nigerian Cities."