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Building a Better Response

The Building a Better Response e-learning course provides users with a comprehensive and practical introduction to engaging with the international humanitarian architecture. The e-learning component is publicly accessible free of charge.

Jun 2014 Link
Brittany Card

Brittany Card is the Program Coordinator for the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). She previously worked as a consultant for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and as a research assistant...

Bridget Marchesi

During 2014-2015, Bridget worked with Dr. Phuong Pham and Dr. Patrick Vinck on a Harvard-led evaluation of the Colombian Victims' Unit and its implementation of the Victims' Law. As an HHI Fellow her work will build on some of the early findings of

the Harvard-led Colombia study. The...

Brian Sorensen
Brett D. Nelson

Dr Nelson is an attending pediatrician and global health faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. His professional interests are health care provision, development, research, and advocacy for vulnerable...

Brendan Kelley

Brendan Kelley joined the HHI team in September 2018 as the Project and Administrative Coordinator. In this role, Brendan facilitates various administrative and financial duties including the hiring and onboarding of employees; travel arrangements for HHI employees; and financial support for...

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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  • Bonnie Docherty
    Bombardment: Evidence of Aerial and Artillery Attacks in the Nuba Mountains

    Satellite Sentinel Project's (SSP) analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery has found evidence supporting multiple reports that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) are conducting aerial and artillery bombardment in the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan, Sudan. Fixed wing aircraft consistent...

    Jun 2011
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  • Blue Nile Burning: Evidence of the Destruction of 'Amara Village

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, has identified evidence of the intentional destruction of at least thirty-three structures largely consistent with civilian dwellings in the vicinity of `Amara,...

    Dec 2011
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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....

    Big Data Science: Intro
    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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  • Beth Maclin

    Beth Maclin is the research coordinator for the Women in War program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. She assists in the development, implementation, and dissemination of all Women in War projects. Her research interests include identifying the needs of those impacted by...

    Benjamin Davies

    Benjamin Davies is a Senior Program Manager for the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. In this role, he manages the selection, production and dissemination of multimedia case studies and simulations focused on humanitarian theory and practice related to complex emergencies. Benjamin joined...

    Beatrice Mégevand-Roggo

    Beatrice Mégevand-Roggo holds a masters in Political Science (contemporary history and international relations) from Università Statale in Milan (Italy).  After working as an assistant professor at Università degli Studi, as a free-lance journalist, and as a consultant to...

    BBR: People
    BBR Field Perspectives | Training and Humanitarian Action

    Building a Better Response: Field Perspectives is a video interview series highlighting the views of various humanitarian practitioners on the current and future state of humanitarian system.

    Claire Messina is the Senior Coordinator of the Humanitarian Leadership...

    Mar 2016
    BBR Field Perspectives | The Role of Humanitarian Leadership

    Building a Better Response: Field Perspectives is a video interview series highlighting the views of various humanitarian practitioners on the current and future state of humanitarian system.

    Claire Messina is the Senior Coordinator of the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening Unit of the...

    Jul 2015
    BBR Field Perspectives | The Role of Communication in Humanitarian Action, Part II

    Building a Better Response: Field Perspectives is a video interview series highlighting the views of various humanitarian practitioners on the current and future state of humanitarian system.

    Jacobo Quintanilla is a Community Engagement Adviser for the International...

    Aug 2015
    BBR Field Perspectives | The Role of Communication in Humanitarian Action, Part I

    Building a Better Response: Field Perspectives is a video interview series highlighting the views of various humanitarian practitioners on the current and future state of humanitarian system.

    Jacobo Quintanilla is a Community Engagement Adviser for the International...

    Aug 2015
    BBR Field Perspectives | The Role of a Cluster Lead

    Building a Better Response: Field Perspectives is a video interview series highlighting the views of various humanitarian practitioners on the current and future state of humanitarian system.

    Pablo Medina is the Global Cluster Deputy Coordinator for the International...

    Jan 2016
    BBR Field Perspectives | The Responsibilites of Humanitarian Country Directors

    Building a Better Response: Field Perspectives is a video interview series highlighting the views of various humanitarian practitioners on the current and future state of humanitarian system.

    Maureen Magee is the Interim Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council's...

    Sep 2015
    BBR Field Perspectives | The Resident Coordinator Pool Process

    Building a Better Response: Field Perspectives is a video interview series highlighting the views of various humanitarian practitioners on the current and future state of humanitarian system.

    Ian Ridley is the Senior Director of Humanitarian Operations for WorldVision...

    Oct 2015
    BBR Field Perspectives | The Importance of Humanitarian Coordination

    Building a Better Response: Field Perspectives is a video interview series highlighting the views of various humanitarian practitioners on the current and future state of humanitarian system.

    Pierre de Rochefort works on Disaster and Crisis Information Management for...

    Aug 2015

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