May 14, New York — The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs is proud to welcome Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, former Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, as the first IIHA Distinguished Fellow.

According to Brendan Cahill…

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“I wanted to increase our understanding of who migrants are, what forces them to take such extraordinary risks in travel, and put up with so much uncertainty and ill-treatment.”

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The Refuge Press is an independent imprint — founded in 2020 by Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) and The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC) — with an emphasis on humanitarian and social…

Benjamin Spicer at the Women’s March (January 2020)

April 19, New York — As a kid growing up in Tennessee, Benjamin Spicer was always exposed to the racial injustice prevalent in the U.S. “Each morning on my way to school, I passed a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the first Grand Wizard of the…

Michela Fahy traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with NJ Representative Mikie Sherrill’s team about her support on upcoming climate change and refugee protection bills (2019).

April 12, New York — When Michela Fahy searched for colleges, she thought she wanted to utilize a business degree to pursue her passion for nonprofit work. …

Fadia Mahdi working with the ICRC at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic (2020)

March 18, New York — Fadia Mahdi still remembers the day the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)headquarters building next to her school was destroyed in an attack. Her school was shut down for three weeks to fix the shattered windows and broken doors. …

Aidan at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. (2017)

March 16, New York — Aidan Auel lives by the quote, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try,” and try he might. A Humanitarian Studies major, Aidan knew he wanted to pursue a career in the humanitarian sector after working for a defense investigator in highschool.

“Although…

“The UN GIFT Box Project is an innovative and creative way to educate the masses on human trafficking. With the support and sponsorship of ECPAT-USA, large and decorated gift boxes were placed in bustling NYC areas.” Learn more about ECPAT-USA’s initiatives here.

March 15, New York — Patricia Cole always had a calling for humanitarian work. She recalls fundraising as a kid — walking around with the popular penny boxes to raise funds for missionaries working abroad — and winning an award for an international humanitarian poster competition. Born in a small…

Elizabeth during her semester abroad in Prague studying women’s roles in the Czech movement for democracy

February 16, New York — From an early age, Elizabeth Doney spent a lot of time learning about social justice. Now a soon-to-be-graduating senior, she is ready to use her educational experiences towards helping others in the real world.

Elizabeth is a senior at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, majoring…

Rawan Chaaban working with the ICRC forensic team after the Beirut blast in August.

February 9, New York — Rawan Chaaban’s passion for humanitarian work hit close to home. Rawan was a second-year student at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, when war broke out in 2006. The work she did to help displaced families in her community — including distributing food and other…

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