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Michael VanRooyen

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. 

Dr. VanRooyen has worked as an emergency physician with numerous relief organizations in over...

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Jerold S. Kayden
Education: E-Learning
Penar Musaraj
Shawn D’Andrea
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Tina Comes

Dr. Comes is Deputy Director of the Centre for Integrated Emergency Management, University of Agder, Norway, Co-Director of the Disaster Resilience Lab, a joint initiative of UiA and Tilburg University and Associate Professor, Department for ICT, University of Agder (UiA), Norway. During her...

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Erin Downey

Dr. Downey has more than 20 years experience in building healthcare crisis response systems, including 12 years working with the U.S. Government managing the administration of more than $17.3 million healthcare and medical emergency preparedness contracts.

Most recently she has served as...

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...

Stacie Constantian

Stacie manages the “Building a Better Response (BBR): Strengthening Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Capacity and Engagement in the International Humanitarian Architecture” project. Funded by USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, BBR aims to build the capacity of NGO staff to engage...

NCD: Humanitarian Crises
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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....

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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...

Female former abductees, South Sudan
I am a community leader in a communal farming group

I am a community leader in a communal farming group. We are working to reconcile people in community; even up to now some people in the communities still live in tension as a result because they do not yet have peace of mind. We left homes to live in camps. Later when the conflict calmed...

Refugees at Vienna West Railway Station during the European migrant crisis 2015
LRA: Quote civilians killed
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