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"Managing Security Risks in Hazardous Missions: The Challenges of Securing United Nations Access to Vulnerable Groups,"

Over the last decade, the United Nations (“U.N.”) has taken a central role in the international community’s response to the consequences of disasters and armed conºicts. Increasingly, international strategies to cope with instability and armed conºicts rely on the deployment of the staff of U.N...

May 2006
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  • "Hope and Despair over Health in Gaza," BMJ vol.333 (by Allan G Hill, Cari Jo Clark, Ismail Lubbad and Claude Bruderlein)

    The Israeli re-invasion of Gaza this July has redrawn the world’s attention to the dire straits of the population living in the Gaza Strip. There, within an area the size of the Isle of Wight, 1.4 million people live without free access to the outside world. Contrary to international hopes, the...

    Oct 2006
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  • "From Information Overload to Informed Decision: Designing an Information System to Support Peacebuilding," Nov 2008
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  • "Finding the Facts": Standards of Proof and Information Handling in Monitoring, Reporting and Fact-Finding Missions

    This paper sets out various dilemmas faced by practitioners undertaking fact-finding missions, based on a desk analysis and extensive interviews with expert practitioners. The paper addresses the challenges, both practical and theoretical, related to standards of proof and information...

    Feb 2014
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  • "Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: SAFE, A Model for Promoting their Security, Health and Development" May 2010
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  • "Building Peace in a Turbulent World" Lecture with Nancy Lindborg, President of USIP

    The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is pleased to host a discussion on “Building Peace in a Turbulent World” with Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace Friday, April 7, 2017 12:30-1:30pm. Light lunch will be provided.

    This event is hosted by the Harvard...

    "Al-Qaida : une guerre non lineaire,"

    L’après-guerre froide a été marqué par une rupture dans la réglementation internationale régissant le recours à la force. Malgré le potentiel dévastateur des armes nucléaires, la Guerre froide avait la vertu de réguler le flux de violence1 . Elle constituait un déploiement tangible de forces...

    Dec 2005
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  • 'They have embraced a different behaviour': transactional sex and family dynamics in eastern Congo's Conflict

    The decades-long conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has resulted in major changes to local economies, strained social networks and insecurity. This environment forces many to pursue unconventional and, at times, socially stigmatised avenues for income. This paper...

    Sep 2014
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