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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...

Stephen Wilkinson

Stephen Wilkinson is the Senior Legal Researcher with HHI working on the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action, specializing in international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights in armed conflict. Previously he was a Legal Officer with the United Nations, a Legal Advisor with the...

Kevin Ryan
Dismantling the LRA (2012-Present)

At least 12 senior commanders have defected or been killed since 2012. In late 2014, senior LRA commander Dominic Ongwen surrendered to AU-RTF forces in the CAR. In 2015, only approximately 150 male combatants remain as the core of the LRA, excluding the ever-changing number of...

Research: Disaster Resilience
child marriage: resources
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Peace and Human Rights Data: Team
Home: Satellite Imagery Guide
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Monitoring and Evaluation for Humanitarian Programs Workshop Shanghai

Monitoring and Evaluation

Haotan Wu

Haotan Wu is a Ph.D. candidate at Peking University, majoring in International Politics, the Middle East in particular. She holds a M.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Previously, she was an exchange student to Jordan...

Tara Kelly

Tara Kelly is the Program Coordinator for the Resilient Communities Program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Ms. Kelly also works on the Civilian Military Engagement project, and the Program on Humanitarian Leadership.  

Prior to her work at HHI, Ms. Kelly worked in administration...

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...

Rise Challenge

USAID announces HHI’s Program on Gender Rights and Resilience (GR2) as one of the winners of their inaugural RISE Challenge. Nearly 200 applicants from 49 countries entered Resilient, Inclusive, & Sustainable Environments (RISE): A Challenge...

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ATHA: IHL Distance Learning
Youth in Crisis: Publications
Philip Dy

Philip Dy is Program Manager of the DisasterNet Project of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. The project aims to improve community-based disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines, by leveraging research and training programs.

He recently graduated from the Master in Public...

HPCR: Intro
Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course

Course Webpage for the Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Workshop

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The European Refugee Crisis: Data, Technology, and Coordination Summit

On 4 November 2015, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is hosting a summit on “The European Refugee Crisis: Data, Technology, and Coordination”. The summit will take place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. We will bring together key humanitarian decision-makers,...

LRA on the move (1994)

In 1994, the Sudanese government began supporting the LRA in exchange for fighting a proxy war with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M), a group fighting for southern independence. The LRA was able to retain bases in southern Sudan for more than 10 years, launching...

Emily Chan

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