Recent News

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) is utilizing HHI's KoBo Toolbox in the Philippines

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is utilizing the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s KoBo Toolbox to inform its planning and operations in response to Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. More information on the program can be found here.

  • Tostan, an African-based NGO, adopts Kobo Toolbox
  • Senior Fellow Frederick Burkle featured on the Huffington Post

    Senior Fellow Frederick Burkle discusses Nuclear Terror in the Middle East in an interview with Nick Turse on the Huffington Post.

  • Associate Faculty Member Satchit Balsary Named Asia 21 Young Leader of the Week

    Dr. Satchit Balsary, an associate faculty member at HHI, was named Asia 21 Young Leader of the Week. To read the full article, click here.

  • HHI Co-Founders Discuss Humanitarian Response to Climate Disasters in HUCE Newsletter

    HHI Co-Founders Dr. Jennifer Leaning and Dr. Michael VanRooyen discussed the way that extreme events are changing the way they think about disaster relief on Humanitarian Response to Climate Disasters, an article from Environment@Harvard by Havard University Center for Environment (HUCE).

  • Signal Program researchers author HPCR Policy Brief on Geospatial Analysis

    HPCR Policy Brief on Geospatial Analysis authored by HHI's Signal Program researchers can be found here.

  • Director of Research Gregg Greenough discusses the conditions of disaster response in Boston Herald

    HHI's Dr. Gregg Greenough published an Op-Ed discussing the Boston Marathon attacks and emergency response planning in Boston Herald"Preparation, and a bit of luck."

  • HHI Fellow John Crowley discusses technology for disaster management in IRIN

    Research Fellow John Crowley was featured in IRIN for discussing which technology to use for disaster management. Read more here.

  • HHI Senior Fellow Sheri Fink featured in the Publishers Weekly

    Senior Fellow Sheri Fink was featured in the Publishers Weekly for presenting her book on disaster management, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, during Book Expo America (BEA) 2013. Read the article here.

  • HHI Senior Fellow Sheri Fink wins 2013 Mike Berger Award

    Sheri Fink received the 2013 Mike Berger Award, for a set of pieces written for the New York Times, ProPublica, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune exploring the catastrophic consequences of bureaucratic, structural, and political failures during the deadly hurricane season of 2012. Read the full article here.

  • HHI Humanitarian Action Summit Featured in the Harvard Gazette.

    Read the full article here. 

  • HHI's Vincenzo Bollettino and Jocelyn Kelly Presented at a Humanitarian Conference in Colombia

    Watch their presentations online here.

  • "Tracking Disease in a Tent City": HHI Faculty Map Disease at India's Kumbh Mela Festival

    Read Harvard Gazette coverage of HHI's Gregg Greenough and Pooja Agrawal's involvement at the Kumbh Mela.

  • Faculty Member Dr. Jennifer Chan Discusses Crowdsourcing in US News & World Report

    Dr. Jennifer Chan published an Op-Ed in US News & World Report discussing "How to Make Crowdsourcing Disaster Relief Work Better."

  • United Methodist Communications Partners with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

    United Methodist Communications and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) have teamed up to strategically evaluate the most effective ways to implement a new Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) project that will drive development, build economic stability and provide life-saving technology for those in need. Read the press release here.

  • HHI Faculty Member, Dr. Stephanie Kayden, featured in PRI's The World Broadcast for work in Haiti

    Dr. Kayden was featured in The World and The Chronicle of Philanthropy for her disaster-response work in the Haiti crisis.

  • Guatemalan Women Seek Justice for Rape, Sexual Slavery, and Violence During Armed Conflict

    In September, women who are members of the Qeqchi' indigenous community in Guatemala presented their statements before a national court as part of a legal process aimed at obtaining justice for sexual slavery and rape used as a weapon of genocide and femicide during the armed conflict in Guatemala. To learn more, read this press release from Allianza Rompiendo el Silencio.

  • HHI Faculty Discuss the Future of Humanitarian Work in the Harvard Gazette

    HHI Co-Founders Dr. Jennifer Leaning and Dr. Michael VanRooyen, along with associate faculty member Dr. Parveen Parmar, discussed their experiences delivering humanitarian assistance in diverse settings with the Harvard Gazette. Dr. VanRooyen emphasized the importance of developing training and education for the humanitarian assistance community to improve effectiveness, an endeavor that HHI has undertaken through the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative and the new Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. To read the article, click here.

  • HHI Concludes Satellite Sentinel Project Pilot, Launches Signal Program

    The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) announced the launching of its new Signal Program on Human Security and Technology on July 18. The goal of Signal is to transform lessons learned about the use of technology in tracking human rights violations into the first-ever research and academic program for the practice, study and teaching of crisis mapping. The launch of Signal follows the release of the final report documenting the pilot phase of the Satellite Sentinel Project(SSP). HHI was responsible for designing SSP's methodology and managing its day-to-day operations and report production during an eighteen-month pilot, which concluded June 1, 2012. To view the full press release, click here.

  • Women in War Partnership Publishes Study on Impact of LRA Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In June, Discover the Journey and HHI's Women in War Program published a landmark report documenting the wide and severe impact of violence on the lives and communities of formerly abducted children in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Highlighting the humanitarian needs of communities devastated by Joseph Kony's notorious Lord's Resistance Army, the study emphasizes the importance of integrated solutions to respond to multi-level problems. To read the full report, click here.
    To read the press release, click here.

  • HHI Fellow Patrick Meier Named One of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers for 2012

    National Geographic's Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports young individuals who are already making a difference early in their careers and who show potential for future breakthroughs in their fields. HHI fellow Patrick Meier was selected for the award for his leadership in the field of crisis mapping and his efforts to make it available, accessible, and free to humanitarian organizations and volunteers across the globe. For a link to the article, please click here.

  • HHI Launches Humanitarian Academy at Harvard to Support Formal Training of Relief Workers

    HHI is happy to announce the launch of the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard, an interdisciplinary center that will drive positive change in the humanitarian sector through rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional education and training in the theory and practice of humanitarian action. Please see the recent article in the Harvard Gazette for more information.

  • Satellite Sentinel Project Documents Rising Tensions on the border between Sudan and South Sudan

    In recent weeks, the Satellite Sentinel Project has documented increasingly frequent conflicts between Sudanese military forces and communities in South Sudan. Most recently, Nathaniel Raymond, Director of Operations for SSP, discussed these reports on WBUR Boston. In addition, these developments have been reported by CNN and the New York Times.

  • Debarati Guha Sapir, Director of the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disaster, Argues that the Burden of Care on Survivors of Major Disasters is Increasing

    Debarati Guha-Sapir, the Director of the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), will presented on the development of disaster epidemiology and the formation of CRED. She discussed CRED's role in providing a research base for policy and programming and its relevance for future epidemiology applications in disasters. For a link to a video of this event, please click here.

  • HHI's Hani Mowafi co-authors report for Physicians for Human Rights on 32nd Brigade Massacre and torture in Libya

    Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released a report on December 20, 2011 that combines medicine, forensic science, and eyewitness testimony to paint a stark picture of life and death in detention in Tripoli. The report, “32nd Brigade Massacre: Evidence of war crimes and the need to ensure justice and accountability in Libya,” provides a detailed and comprehensive forensic account of the 32nd Brigade massacre under Khamis Qaddafi on August 23, 2011 in Khalat Al Forjan, Tripoli.  HHI Associate Faculty Hani Mowafi performed the medical investigations and co-authored the report.

  • Satellite Sentinel Team reports on their work to document increased military activity in Southern Sudan

    As part of an ongoing effort to employ crisis mapping technologies to document humanitarian crises along the border between Sudan and South Sudan, the Satellite Sentinel Project has released a new report on the buildup of air strike and air assault capacity in the region. Nathaniel Raymond, Director of Operations for the Satellite Sentinel Project, and Caitlin Howarth, a member of the Human Rights Documentation Team, were recently featured in interviews on Voice of America and the BBC. For more information on the Satellite Sentinel Project, please click here

  • HHI Affiliates Research the Challenges Posed by Responding to Earthquake Situations

    Dr. Michael VanRooyen, Director of HHI, and Dr. Susan Bartels, HHI Faculty member, have recently released an article in The Lancet which investigates the devastating effects of earthquakes. For more information on this research, click here. For a link to the article, please click here.

  • HHI Women in War Program Director presents at annual Sexual Violence and Research Initiative in South Africa

    Jocelyn Kelly, Director of HHI's Women in War Program, spoke at a meeting of key international humanitarian actors on the need for expanding our definition of "gender-based" or "sexual violence." Read more here.

  • Cogan Fund Recipients present on Japan disaster relief work and the long-term effects of radiation exposure

    At a recent Graduate School of Design forum,“Recovery and Reconstruction in Japan, Harvard Reports from the Field,” several recipients of the Cogan Family Fund for Humanitarian Studies presented on their summer work to support ongoing relief efforts in Northern Japan. Read more here, and for additional information on the student participants, please click here.

  • HHI Director Michael VanRooyen speaks at Harvard School of Public Health on use of technology in humanitarian response

    VanRooyen spoke at an HSPH Hot Topics lecture on August 16, 2011. Dr. VanRooyen explained how technology has contributed to a "revolution in the way [humanitarian organizations] collect and use data in conflict and disaster." Read more here.

  • Jennifer Chan launches the self-evaluative toolkits she created for Ushahidi in Kenya

    Dr. Chan has been working with Ushahidi and their user community to create a participatory evaluation framework for a long-term impact evaluation of select Kenyan NGOs using the Ushahidi platform. Ushahidi is a non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.The project is supported by the Knight Foundation. For more information on these project activities, visit the project's series of blogs here: Ushahidi-Kenya Evaluation: First StepsWrapping up Phase 1 of the Ushahidi-Kenya Evaluation, and Kenya Ushahidi Evaluation Phase 2.

  • CNN reports on the latest findings of the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP)

    CNN's article describes the new allegations of violence in Southern Kordofan in Sudan and references the findings of the Satellite Sentinel Project. Click here to read the full article.

  • Social Impact Research Report: International Disaster Response

    International Disaster Response Root Cause issued a Social Impact Research report on International Disaster Response. Read the report to learn about social issues affecting at-risk populations and identify high-performing organizations addressing those issues. Click here to read the full report.

  • BBC and The New Yorker feature SSP's latest report on mass graves in Sudan

    BBC's front-page report cites the Satellite Sentinel Project'srecent findings of mass graves in Sudan. Click here to read the BBC's full article and here for the New Yorker's reporting on these findings.

  • Hani Mowafi, Associate Faculty at HHI worked alongside Amnesty International to publish a report on protests in Egypt and Tunisia

    Inspired by the popular protests in Egypt and Tunisia, demonstrations in favour of democratic reform began in Bahrain, on February 14, 2011. Hani Mowafi from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative worked alongside Amnesty International to piece together the events. An account of the protests and their aftermath has now been published by Amnesty International.

  • Google maps out Southern Sudan contributing to the Satelite Sentinel Project

    Google has teamed up with World Bank, UNOSAT, and RCMRD to bring together more than 100 Sudanese in the diaspora to map Southern Sudan, ahead of the country’s July 9th independence day. Click here to read the full article by IT News Africa.

  • Jocelyn Kelly, Director of Program on Women in War, speaks about rape and war in the Congo on NPR

    A recent report on sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo found that rape is even more prevalent than previously thought. During a one year period, nearly 400,000 women were raped – that’s an equivalent of almost one rape every minute. And since the data didn’t include children, men and older women, the levels of sexual violence are most likely even higher. For fifteen years, the Congo has been ravaged by war, millions of civilians have been killed, and rape has become one of the central weapons. In fact, a leading UN official has called it “the rape capital of the world.” This hour, we’ll look at sexual violence in the Congo, the underlying causes and the long term consequences. Our guests are TONY GAMBINO, a former USAID Director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Jocelyn Kelly, the Director of the Women in War Program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Listen here.

  • Former Prosecutors and State Department War Crimes Officials Affirm Satellite Sentinel Project Findings of Apparent War Crimes in Abyei

    A bipartisan group of former civilian and military officials has affirmed the Satellite Sentinel Project’s (SSP) analysis of visual evidence that the Government of Sudan allegedly committed war crimes during its occupation of the disputed region of Abyei. The officials include two former US State Department Special Ambassadors-at-Large for War Crimes, David Scheffer and Pierre Prosper; David Crane, the former Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone; and Michael Newton, the former Senior Advisor to the US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes. SSP issued a report on May 29, which documented visual evidence of war crimes by the Government of Sudan in Abyei. This press release fromJune 1is available here.

  • Satellite Sentinel Project Documents Rising Tensions and Physical Destruction in Abyei, Sudan

    In response to the rapidly-escalating armed conflict in Southern Sudan, HHI continues to work with the Satellite Sentinel Project to bring attention to deliberate destruction of civilian areas. For more information, see articles about these findings on The New RepublicThe Daily Beast, and Voice of America.

  • HHI's Jocelyn Kelly Tweets, Blogs from Nobel Women's Initiative's Conference on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    Jocelyn Kelly, Director of HHI's Women in War Program, is one of the select 120 women attending the 2011 Nobel Women's Initiative Conference, Women Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict. She is tweeting from@jtdkelly and blogging for Open Democracy about the event from May 23-25.

  • HHI Director Dr. Michael VanRooyen Discusses New Figures on Sexual Violence in the DRC

    In wake of the release of a new study in the American Journal of Public Health which indicates that sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is more common than previously estimated, Dr. Michael VanRooyen, Director of HHI has spoken out on the impact of these new figures. See articles about the study (and the humanitarian community's response to these new figures) on the BBCNew York Times, or CNN. For further information, see HHI's Women in War Program.

  • Women in War Program Releases New Research on the Effects of Sexual Violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    As part of an ongoing project to assess the needs of women in the most complex and dangerous humanitarian crises, HHI’s Women in War program has recently released a new report, Hope for the Future Again: Tracing the effects of sexual violence and conflict on families and communities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. To download the report or for further information, see HHI's Women in War Program.

  • 'Disaster Relief 2.0' Report Details Potentials for Information Sharing in Humanitarian Crises

    Commissioned by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), UN Foundation, and Vodafone Foundation, this report analyzes how the humanitarian community and the emerging volunteer and technical communities worked together in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and recommends a way to improve coordination between these two groups in future emergencies. Read the full report here. For further information, see articles about the report from the New York Times,UN News ServiceIRIN Global or the Harvard Gazette.

  • Director of HHI Participates in Inter-Agency Analysis of the Lessons from Response to Haiti Quake

    As part of an ongoing effort to learn from humanitarian intervention in Haiti, Dr. Michael VanRooyen, Director of HHI, participated in a roundtable discussion between government, military, and nongovernmental leaders to reflect on the successes and challenges of the Haiti earthquake response. Read a Harvard Gazette article about this meeting here.

  • Satellite Sentinel Project Documents Movement of More Sudanese Government Forces into Contested Abyei Region

    HHI has analyzed images which reveal that additional military forces backed by the government of Sudan are moving into the contested Abyei region, further evidence of a destabilized situation in the area. Read the Satellite Sentinel Project's press release about these findings here, or a Voice of America article on these images here.

  • HHI Mobilizes to Coordinate Logistics and Technical Support to Japan

    In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Japan, HHI is working with partners across the university and country to coordinate effectivehumanitarian support. Read a blog post about these efforts here or click here for more detailed information about the university's response to the disasters.

  • Satellite Sentinel Project Confirms Intentionally Burned Villages in Contested Abyei Region

    As part of an ongoing partnership to monitor violence in Southern Sudan, HHI has analyzed images for the Satellite Sentinel Project which confirm the destruction of several villages in the Abyei Region. Read a press release about these findings here, or a blog post on the New York Times website here.

  • HHI partners with commercial satellite company to monitor Sudanese conflict

    In a partnership between HHI, major international institutions, and leaders in the business community, the Satellite Sentinel Project is using commercial technology to monitor emerging developmens in Sudan. Read a blog post about this effort here.

     
  • HHI has begun analyzing crowd-sourced data and satellite images to help avert war in Sudan.

    Read the press release about this effort by clicking here.

  • HHI releases report on anniversary of Haiti earthquake
  • HHI analyzes satellite images of Sudan

    January 12th, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Click here to read the report, which chronicles eleven months of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's disaster response and recovery efforts.

  • Brian Sorensen travels to Iraq with Mercy Corps

    HHI Faculty Member Dr. Brian Sorensen is helping developa conflictearly warning system in Iraq. Click here to read more in the Bringham and Women's Hospital Weekly Bulletin.

  • HHI travel warning issued for Côte d'Ivoire

    Amid rising political tensions, the U.S. State Department has warned against all travel to Côte d'Ivoire. Click here to read more.

  • HHI launches Disaster 2.0 Research

    As part of an effort to learn from recent disaster response, HHIhas beguncollecting data that will be used to develop recommendations for humanitarian aid organizations and grassroots technology communities so that they mayimprove collaboration in the future. Click here to read the press release.

  • HHI announces 2010 Cogan Family Fund recipients

    Click here to read about the humanitarian projects students will conduct over winter break.

  • Lessons learned from Haiti

    Listen to HHI's Hilarie Cranmer share lessons learned from Haiti relief efforts. Click here to listen.

  • Face to face with Congo rapists

    Listen to HHI's Gender-based Violence Research Coordinator Jocelyn Kelly on PRI's The World discuss HHI's Women in War research in the DRC. Click here to listen.

  • Students travel to Idjwi Island

    Supported by HHI & the Cogan Family Fund, 7 Harvard graduate students spent the summer studying public health in Idjwi Island, DRC. The “dream team” of specialists included a physician, political scientist, geographer, anthropologist, and two architects that collaborated to make recommendations for improving public healthcare on the island.Read more about this project here.

  • HHI writes special report commissioned by the USIP

    HHI Gender-based Violence Research Coordinator Jocelyn Kelly writes special report commissioned by USIP entitled "Rape in War: Motives of Militia in the DRC," on sexual and gender-based violence, which uniquely examines the experiences of armed combatants in this conflict. The report is a qualitative analysis of interviews conducted with the Mai Mai militia in the DRC and looks at the experiences of armed combatants with the aim of revealing potential avenues for intervention. Read the full report here.

  • HHI releases new report on gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Dr. Susan Bartels leads research in 5-year study on the prevalence of gender-based violence in eastern Congo. The in-depth study analyzed data from female rape survivors treated in Panzi Hospital in South Kivu province. The report was commissioned by Oxfam America and carried out by HHI. Read the full report here.

  • HHI Fellow, Sheri Fink, Wins Pulitzer Prize

    Dr. Finkis awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for her work with ProPublica & The New York Times on the life or death triage decisions made bymedical professionalsduring Hurricane Katrina. For more information on her award please click here.

  • HHI Releases Paper on Peacekeeping in Darfur

    Check out our latest publication in our Working Paper Series on evidence-based peacekeeping in Darfur. You can access the report by clicking here.

  • Want to Volunteer in Haiti?

    Visit HHI's Volunteer in Haiti page to find out ifvolunteering with HHI is right for you.

  • HHI Responds to the Crisis in Haiti.

    See related media here.

  • First Crisis Mapping Working Paper released

    The first of a series of three, the working paper focuses on ICT in conflict zones. You can access the report by clicking here.

  • Characterizing Violence in the DRC

    Read our latest report on violence, community responses, and implications for the protection of women in the DRC. You can access the report by clicking here.

  • 2009 Humanitarian Action Summit Report Released

    Thereport presents challenges tohumanitarian response and policy recommendations. You can access the report by clicking here.

  • HHI Crisis Mappers Featured in AlertNet Article

    HHI Co-Director of the Crisis Mapping Program, Patrick Meier, and Crisis Mapping Fellow Jen Ziemke are both featured in an October 12, 2009 article from AlertNet. The article calls crisis mapping a practice that brings "X-ray style clarity to humanitarian response." Read the article here: "Crisis mapping brings X-ray style clarity to humanitarian response."

  • VanRooyen named MSU Alumni of the Year

    HHI Co-Director will receive the Michigan State Distinguished Alumni Award on October 15, 2009. You can read an article about this award by clicking here: "Human rights activist named alumni of year."

  • Sheri Fink in the New York Times Magazine

    HHI Fellow, Dr. Sheri Fink published an article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine on August 30, 2009, entitled,"The Deadly Choices at Memorial". The article highlights research Dr. Fink conducted 2.5 years ago in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

  • The Lancet releases an H1N1 resource center

    From the collaboration of editors from 40 Elsevier-published journals and 11 learned societies comes the Lancet's newly released H1N1 Resource Center intended to inform the public about the latest research and developments on the H1N1influenza.

  • Gregg Greenough in the Journal Science

    HHI's Director of Research was recently profiled in Science's "Science Careers". You can read his take on humanitarian aid careers here: "In the Trenches: Science for Humanitarian Aid."

  • HHI Holds Darfur Disaster Simulation

    From April 24-26, 2009, HHI held a Darfur disaster simulation in the woods of North Andover, MA for over 50 aid workers-in-training. You can read an article in the Harvard University Gazette on the Simulation here: "Simulating chaos to teach order: Weekend workshop puts humanitarian students to the test."

  • Mihir Bhatt to join UN Humanitarain Coordination Panel

    HHI Fellow Mihir R. Bhatt has been invited to join the UN's Humanitarian Coordination Assessment Panel. Congratulations, Mihir!

  • HHI on Twitter and Facebook

    Looking for more interactive ways to follow and respond to announcements, news, and events related to HHI's work? Follow us on Twitter and become a fan of HHI on our Facebook Fan Page!

  • Who Will Get Treated in a Flu Epidemic?

    Read HHI Fellow Sheri Fink's October 24, 2009 NY Times Week in Review article on managing H1N1 response, titled "Worst Case: Choosing Who Survives in a Flu Epidemic."

  • HHI holds 2009 Humanitarian Action Summit

    Experts gathered March 26-28 to exchange expertise on emerging issues in the humanitarian health sector. You can read the Harvard University Gazette article on the Summit here: "Experts get down to business at 2009 Humanitarian Action Summit."

  • HHI Interviews Militia in eastern DRC

    HHI Gender-based Violence Research Coordinator Jocelyn Kelly blogs on Change.org about interviewing militia in the DRC about rape as a weapon of war.

  • Eve Ensler and Dr. Denis Mukwege Raise Awareness on Violence in DRC

    Playwright and founder of V-Day partners with HHI-affiliate to raise awareness about violence against women in the DRC.

  • HHI researchers publish in JAMA on Preventive Supplementation

    HHI researchers have released a report on the effectiveness of Ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs) in the population-based prevention of moderate and severe wasting

  • New Pediatrics article on the Impact of the WHO Growth Standards

    HHI researchers have released a report on the impact of adopting the World Health Organization growth standards and weight-for-height z-score criterion on the response to treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children compared with the use of the National Center for Health Statistics growth reference.

  • Alex de Waal Joins HHI

    Alex De Waal, a leading expert on Sudan and the Darfur crisis, joins HHI as a Fellow and Visiting Scientist.

  • New Report on Early Warning

    HHI researchers have released a report on new approaches to conflict early warning for prevention of mass atrocities.

  • Humanitarian Studies 2009 Program Announced

    October 2008. HHI announces the eighth year of the Humanitarian Studies Program for graduate students and medical residents. For information on eligibility and registration for the January 2009 course, please visit our course website. Read more about the program's disaster simulation in the Boston Globe.

  • Comment on Ahmedabad Train Blasts

    July 28, 2008 HHI Fellow Mihir Bhatt comments on the Ahmedabad blasts in Kolkata's The Telegraph.

  • Letters to the NEJM Editors on Iraq Mortality Studies

    July 24, 2008HHI Fellows Frederick Burkle and Rebecca Grais weigh in on the controversy surrounding Iraq mortality studies in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • National Public Radio Interview on Sexual Violence in Congo

    January 8, 2008. Listen to Dr. Julia VanRooyen speak about HHI's response to the gender-based violence epidemic in the Congo on Public Radio International's The World.