Emmanuel Tronc

Senior Research Analyst, Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA)

Emmanuel Tronc is Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He focuses on field research and context analysis on humanitarian negotiation and access in numerous frontline contexts. Emmanuel has worked in the humanitarian sector since 1996 and brings extensive experience in conflict settings, medical and emergency humanitarian response, and networking and dialogue with State and non-State actors. Emmanuel worked with Médecins sans frontiers (MSF) from 1997 to 2016, as Head of Mission in several countries, including Liberia, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo and extensively in Afghanistan. In 2004, he joined MSF’s International Office developing and leading Humanitarian Diplomacy initiatives for its operations. Emmanuel was also Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Coordinator and represented MSF among major stakeholders in the evolving Aid system, including political leaders and armed group representatives for more than a decade. Emmanuel leads the Humanitarian Access and Negotiations program at Conflict Dynamics International (CDI) and has extensive experience in professional development design, training, and teaching. He taught Masters level courses on conflict and crises at Sciences Po Paris from 2011 - 2013 and has been Senior Advisor for the François Xavier Bagnoud International Foundation since 2016 focusing on conflict analysis and community development programs for several entities. Emmanuel is a trained economist and holds advanced degrees in economics and political science.