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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...

Richard Cash
infectious: Program Streams
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Youth in Crisis: Team
Philip D. Parks
Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Cancellation
Education: Learning Initiatives
The European Refugee Crisis: Data, Technology, and Coordination Summit

On 4 November 2015, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is hosting a summit on “The European Refugee Crisis: Data, Technology, and Coordination”. The summit will take place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. We will bring together key humanitarian decision-makers,...

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...

Sarah Schwartz

Sarah joined the Program on Resilient Communities in April 2018.  Previously, Sarah was the Project Coordinator for HHI’s Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA), where she coordinated events and logistics as well as providing research and program support across ATHA projects. ...

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BBR E-Learning Course
Human Rights, Health Neutrality, and Medical Education in War-Torn Syria

Recent high-profile attacks on humanitarian professionals and operations in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq call attention to the growing vulnerabilities of humanitarian staff and medical operations in conflict zones. As of June 2016, 757 healthcare personnel have been killed and 382 attacks have...

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Lynn Farrah Ezzeddine

Lynn Farrah Ezzeddine is a Masters student in neuropsychiatric epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She focuses on how epidemiological research methods can be adapted to complex settings such as armed conflict, especially within countries of the Middle East. One of her most...

Isaac Baker

Isaac Baker is the Imagery Analysis Manager for the Signal Program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.  Mr. Baker began his career in war crimes investigations at Physician's for Human Rights, working for the Campaign Against Torture. He later helped initiate the Satellite Sentinel Project...

Program on Evaluation and Implementation Science: Kobo Toolbox
2018 Weintz Award

On Thursday, October 4th, Nadia Murad accepted the Third Annual Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award, presented by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. As a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, she noted the value of receiving this award from humanitarians...

Operation Iron Fist I & II (2002-2004)

The regional expansion of the LRA and the resulting humanitarian crisis brought international attention to the conflict. The international community put pressure on the Sudanese government to allow UPDF counterinsurgency operations on Sudanese soil. In 2002, the Sudanese government...

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Failed Diplomacy (2006-2008)

In 2006, renewed efforts at diplomacy began with the commencement of the Juba peace talks between the LRA and the Ugandan government, hosted in Juba, southern Sudan. The process was complicated by the ICC indictment of Kony, in-fighting among LRA commanders participating in the peace...

There were some children who would want to return from abduction

There were some children who would want to return from abduction and working as soldiers already in the LRA, but feared returning home because they were told they would be killed...Organizations which helped to rehabilitate these people had come up already such as World Vision. So we...

Marie-Renée B-Lajoie

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