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Beyond the Protective Effect: Towards a Theory of Harm for Information Communication Technologies in Mass Atrocity Response

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are now being employed as a standard part of mass atrocity response, evidence collection, and research by non-governmental organizations, governments, and the private sector. Deployment of these tools and techniques occur for a variety of...

Jun 2017
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  • "Serious" Games: Innovative Learning in the Humanitarian Sector

    Games, simulations, and role-playing exercises have become an important component of capacity building endeavors across the humanitarian sector. Additionally—as reflected in the International Committee of the Red Cross’s (ICRC’s) work with video game developers to ensure that certain violent...

    Jun 2017
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  • Practitioner Pathways: Establishing a Career in the Humanitarian Sector

    Despite the significant growth of the humanitarian sector in recent years - now employing over 250,000 professionals - practitioners often express...

    Jul 2017
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  • Interview with Julia Brooks on the Growing Challenge of Attacks Against Aid Workers

    Julia Brooks MALD, Legal Research Associate at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative discusses key points related to the growing challenge of attacks against aid workers in the humanitarian sector.

    Jul 2017
    The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP)

    The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) works to develop effective response where it is needed most, and aims at a major improvement in the way countries cope with populations caught up in a disaster or conflict. DEPP collaborative approaches improve the quality and...

    Jul 2017
    Interview with David Polatty on Military Planning and Risk Management in Humanitarian Response

    David Polatty is civilian faculty at the U.S. Naval War College and is director of the College of Operational & Strategic Leadership's Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Program. In this interview he discusses the value of military style planning within humanitarian responses. He...

    Aug 2017
    Book Review: The Power Behind Global Health

    Doctoral student Summer Marion recently published “The Power Behind Global Health,” a review of Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar’s recent book, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World, and Why...

    Aug 2017
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  • Michael VanRooyen Discusses Hurricane Harvey

    Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Director Michael VanRooyen discusses the impact of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017. Dr. VanRooyen goes on to suggest ways to contribute to the relief effort. 

    Sep 2017
    Michael VanRooyen on World Humanitarian Day 2017

    HHI Director Michael VanRooyen shares his thoughts on World Humanitarian Day 2017.

    Sep 2017
    Introduction to Socio-Ecological Resilience

    In recent years, the notion of resilience has grown into an important concept for both scholars and practitioners working on disasters. This evolution reflects a growing interest from diverse disciplines in a holistic understanding of complex systems, including how societies interact with their...

    Sep 2017
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  • Introduction to Socio-Ecological Resilience

    In recent years, the notion of resilience has grown into an important concept for both scholars and practitioners working on disasters. This evolution reflects a growing interest from diverse disciplines in a holistic understanding of complex systems, including how societies interact with their...

    Oct 2017
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