Rebecca Winthrop

Rebecca Winthrop
  • Director, Center for Universal Education
    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, foundations and corporations on education and development issues, and provides guidance to a number of important education policy actors, including the UN and World Bank. Former Member: Steering Committee, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE); Working Group on Education and Fragility; Working Group on Minimum Standards; Teacher Training Task Team; Education Cluster Advisory Committee, UN Inter-Agency Standing Committee; Safe Learning Environment Advisory Group, UNHCR. Author. Expertise: global education, particularly in contexts of armed conflict.