The Humanitarian Research Group is a group of GSBPP community that seeks to create a focus group of researchers and practitioners in Humanitarian Operations. This group will thrive to foster an environment among academics and practitioners to create and transfer knowledge in the interest of recognizing and studying the issues and implementing the possible resolution.
The strategic challenges of humanitarian operations and disaster management have increased many folds in the current era because of increased scale and frequency of all types of disasters - natural and manmade. Three of the most devastating natural disasters (the Asian tsunami, the Haitian earthquake, and the Japanese earthquake) registered in the last 100 years took place during the last decade.
The Humanitarian Research Group focuses on developing a body of research that will address and improve missions of the US Department of Defense (DoD), first responders, policy makers, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Our objective is to do the following:
Conduct academic and applied research in humanitarian operations;
Provide a source of education and thought leadership in humanitarian operations and military operations other than war and;
Align humanitarian research activities with and disseminate findings to US governmental (to include Department of Defense) and non-government entities, as well as other academic institutes.
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