Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

communications and media in humanitarian affairs
Course Directors

Larry Hollingworth

Larry Hollingworth is the Humanitarian Programs Director for the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC) as well as Visiting Professor of Humanitarian Studies at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs of Fordham University in New York. Over the past few years, he has served as Humanitarian Coordinator on CIHC-sponsored missions for the United Nations in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and Pakistan.

After serving as a British Army officer for thirty years, Larry joined UNHCR and held assignments in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. He was appointed UNHCR Chief of Operations in Sarajevo, during the siege of the city in the Balkan conflict.

He is a frequent lecturer on relief and refugee topics in universities and is a commentator on humanitarian issues for the BBC.

Robin Andersen is a Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Director of the M.A. Program in Public Communication, and Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Fordham University. She is the author of 4 books and dozens of book chapters and journal articles.

Her research interests include the ways in which media influence public opinion and social policy, including the links between advertising persuasions, consumer culture and environmental issues and policies. Her most recent research explores the influences of images of nature on ecotourism and the environment.  She also writes about the relationship between media and war, including the interactions between fact and fiction, entertainment, information and video games.

She often serves as a consultant for non-profit groups, and has helped develop strategic communication designs for humanitarian organizations. She is featured in numerous educational documentaries.

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