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When I returned from the bush, you know here we have cultural rites

When I returned from the bush, you know here we have cultural rites that we perform. When I came back, they did a cleansing ceremony to all who retuned and one person from the community who is not even my relative gave one goat for my cleaning ceremony. For a stranger to give you a...

Theresa Betancourt
Dan Wikler
Male hunters, Central African Republic
...Welcome from the community was high

...Welcome from the community was high. Relatives and other neighbours would come to welcome the person who returned. They also counseled them. Some of them would perform the rituals of sprinkling water by hand to show that you are welcome back home from where we had expected you to have...

Jerome Grimaud
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Working with MSF: A Career Planning Information Session

The Humanitarian Academy at Harvard is pleased to welcome representatives from MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) who will be discussing careers and recruiting, specifically for students focused on humanitarian issues, who may be interested in pursuing career opportunities with MSF. Information...

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...

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Transitional Justice: Projects
Measuring Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy, Strategic Level Results and Beyond Webinar

With support from UNICEF Learning for Peace Program, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is conducting a series of knowledge, attitude, and perception (KAP) surveys to measure the relationship between education and peacebuilding measures, including social cohesion and resilience, in 5 selected...

Humanitarian Response Intensive Course

Participants will utilize knowledge of the humanitarian field gained in the classroom learning sessions during a three-day field simulation exercise. Attendees will spend two nights in the forest and participate in a complicated disaster and conflict scenario. During the simulation, participants...

Katie Bates

Katie Bates has had a diverse and exciting professional background. She has over six years working in the publishing industry, six years building and managing professional development programming, and more than twelve years in project management. She has partnered in the design and delivery of...

Research: Populations in Crisis
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Patrick Vinck

Patrick Vinck, Ph.D. is the Research Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.  He is assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and lead investigator at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. His current research examines resilience,...

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Migrants and asylum seekers queue up at Mytilene Port on the Greek island of Lesvos waiting for police clearance.
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Alex Dorey
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