ceia 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


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Insights, ideas and analysis on empathy in international affairs.


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