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is the world’s first organisation to promote empathy in international policy-making and practice. Our mission is to promote understanding, awareness and the practice of empathy to inform international policy-making, reduce conflict and strengthen responses to human suffering.

CEIA aims to explore and enhance awareness of how empathy can:
  • Provide a deeper understanding of conflict and violence
  • Inform foreign policy-making and strategy formulation
  • Reduce violence and contribute to the resolution of conflict
  • Galvanize and strengthen responses to human suffering"

"The ability to see the world and oneself as others do is never easy and failures of empathy explain a number of foreign policy disasters. "
 —Robert Jervis, Professor of International Politics, Columbia University