Rebecca Winthrop

Rebecca Winthrop
  • Senior Fellow and Director
    Brookings Institution

1996, BA, Swarthmore College; 2001, MA, School of Int'l and Public Affairs & 2008, PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University. Fifteen years' experience in education for displaced and migrant communities, most recently as Head of Education, Int'l Rescue Committee. Since 2009, with Brookings Institution; currently, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Universal Education; work focuses on education quality and equity, humanitarian assistance, children's well-being, forced migration, and state fragility; advises governments, international institutions, foundations, and corporations on education and development issues, and provides guidance to a number of important education policy actors. Member: Steering Committee New Vision for Education project and Global Agenda Council on Education, World Economic Forum; Technical Advisory Committee, UN Secretary-General's global education initiative; Secretariat, Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF) co-convened with UNESCO; many other organizations. Author. Author. Expertise: global education, particularly in contexts of armed conflict.