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IIHA Showcases Minor Program and Advances in Humanitarian Professionalization

The IIHA had the privilege of being highlighted at the biennial JUHAN Conference that took place at Fairfield University from June 12th to June 15th, 2012.  This year's conference, themed "Global Perspectives on Humanitarian Action," offered students and professionals worldwide the opportunity to come together and learn from one another, exchanging international insights and information on humanitarian crises.  Representatives of IIHA, including Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow, Alex van Tulleken, took part in presentations, dialogues, and poster sessions aimed to inform students of the IIHA minor program offered at Fordham University.  The IIHA played an integral part in offering resources and a comprehensive understanding of humanitarian aid to all participants at the JUHAN Conference.

Hollingworth Recognized by State Department

We are delighted to report that the U.S. State Department has cited our esteemed colleague, Larry Hollingworth, for his work among refugees in the former Yugoslavia. Larry is a Visiting Professor of Humanitarian Studies at the IIHA and the Humanitarian Programs Director for the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC). On April 6th, the American Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, honored Larry in a ceremony in Washington D.C., dedicating a room in the State Department headquarters to those who, over the past century, have played leading roles in refugee crises. Among others honored were Harriet Tubman, Raoul Wallenberg, the USS St. Louis, Josephine Dusabimana, Mbaye Diagne, and Mina Jahic.

Our most heartfelt congratulations to Larry on a well-deserved recognition of an incredible life devoted to relief work in crises all over the world. We at the CIHC/IIHA know so well that he has also trained a new generation of humanitarian workers - over 1500 graduates from 133 nations so far - and they are his finest legacy.

To view a video of the ceremony on the State Department website, click here.

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