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Tilly Alcayna

Tilly Alcayna is a Research Consultant for the DisasterNet project which focuses on supporting local and national capacity for disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines, as part of the Resilient Communities Program. Previously, Tilly has worked in the Philippines for a DFID/VSO...

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...

Sometimes when the rebels attack

Sometimes when the rebels attack us here, we would run to another community or area. The people there would host us. Feed us and even give us their huts to live in until the situation calms down, then we...

education crisis: projects and research
Kevin Ryan
Workshops: PHL
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Tyler Giannini
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Emmanuel Tronc

Emmanuel Tronc is Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He focuses on field research and context analysis on humanitarian negotiation and access in numerous frontline contexts. Emmanuel has worked in the...

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...

Research: Populations in Crisis
COVID-19 is new, but the factors influencing our behavior during outbreaks are not

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Peace and Human Rights Data: Intro
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Mobile Data Collection and Human Rights Meeting

On October 22-23, 2015, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, with the co-sponsorship of Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, will host a consultative, invitation-only meeting at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts to address the current status of digital data collection in the...

Hina Jilani

Hina Jilani is a human rights activist from Lahore, Pakistan.  From 2000 to 2008, she served as the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders, for which she undertook visits to numerous countries, including Angola, Indonesia,...

The beginnings (1985-1990)

The oppression of northern Ugandans, particularly the Acholi ethnic group, by the southern dominated government led to the creation of multiple armed resistance groups. In 1988, Joseph Kony formed the most famous one: the group that would become the LRA. Kony is part of the Acholi tribe...

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...

David Phillips

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