Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

communiity participation in emergency response
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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.

Dr. Marciana Popescu has worked in the field of international social work and international development for the past 13 years. She has participated in international projects with the Anglia Polytechnic University/Cambridge in the UK, University of Umea in Sweden, and Hogesschol Sittard in the Netherlands. She has also coordinated an international site of the AU International Development Program and has taught intensive courses in International Development in Ukraine, Italy, and Japan.

In 1997 Dr. Popescu completed her Masters in Social Work from Tulane University and in 2000 she received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Bucharest. She served as the Chair of the Social Work Department at Theological SDA institute until 2000 and then as the International Development Coordinator at Andrews University until 2006.

Currently Dr. Popescu is an associate professor in the area of social services at Fordham University. She has written and has been mentioned in numerous publications including “Domestic Violence: The Community Response” and “Foundations of Sociology: In Many Voices.”


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