Sub-Saharan Africa

After over five years of war in Syria, civilians have not only been frequently caught in the crossfire, but have been intentionally targeted.

What role do humanitarian law and norms play in humanitarian negotiations? Practitioners have diverse array of views: some field workers perceive that the law holds a high level of practical utility in their negotiations, while others have found it to be irrelevant to their work.

Building a Better Response: Field Perspectives is a video interview series highlighting the views of various humanitarian practitioners on the current and future state of humanitarian system.

Dr. Hariri holds a Doctorate of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University, and a Master Degree in General Surgery, faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University.

العمل مع المنظمات غير الحكومية والمهنيين المحليين في حلب الشرقية

إن الدكتور حريري حاصل على درجة الدكتوراه في الطب من كلية الطب، جامعة حلب، ودرجة الماجستير في الجراحة العامة من كلية الطب، جامعة حلب.

Theresa Lund is the Executive Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), and has over 15 years of experience in academic leadership and research positions working to advance our understanding of complex global issues.

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) at Harvard University.  He is also the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.