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Lavine Humanitarian Studies Initiative

Building upon ten years of experience in experiential learning-based education, the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative (HSI) is an Academy continuing education program that offers workshops and trainings for humanitarian professionals. Trainings are designed to prepare students for...

Cynthia Petrigh

Cynthia Petrigh has been working in the field of Human rights, IHL, and peace processes for the past 19 years.  Her international experience includes setting up a rehabilitation center for victims of torture (as Executive Director of Centre Nassim in Beirut), teaching (as...

Sean Kivlehan

Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH is the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He works as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at the Brigham and is an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He has worked...

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Vulnerable Populations Program: Intro
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LRA on the move (1994)

In 1994, the Sudanese government began supporting the LRA in exchange for fighting a proxy war with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M), a group fighting for southern independence. The LRA was able to retain bases in southern Sudan for more than 10 years, launching...

Delia Wendel
Birthe Anders

Birthe holds a PhD in War Studies from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and a Diplom in Political Science and Law from Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany. Her research focusses on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs), NGO security and civil-military relations....

Sheri Fink
Innovation: HarvardX
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Program on Evaluation and Implementation Science: Intro
Women In War: Current Projects
Timothy B. Erickson

Dr. Timothy B. Erickson is a new HHI Core Faculty member with expertise in environmental toxicology and crisis in climate change. He also has active humanitarian health projects in conflict regions of Ukraine and Syria.

Dr. Erickson is an emergency medicine physician at the Brigham and...

Mahmoud Hariri

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

Mahmoud goes by the name Abdulaziz and has been a trauma surgeon in Syria. He is joining HHI through the Scholars at...

Disasternet: Team
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Human Rights in Humanitarian Action Link
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High Ground: Disaster Risk and Resilience in the Philippines Panel Discussion

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Asia Center present High Ground: Disaster, Risk, Resilience in the Philippines. The photo exhibition by Aubrey Graham draws on themes of disaster risk, resilience, relocation, and urban community response mechanisms in the Philippines...

Trump Administration’s Immigration and Refugee Order Betrays Humanitarian Values and American Security

The Trump administration’s executive order temporarily banning travel to the United States by immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen – is not only cruel and misguided, but will do nothing to...

Martijn van de Rijdt
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