The course modules are co-taught by Fordham faculty and IIHA Lecturers and will explore aspects of humanitarian assistance with breadth and depth. Fordham faculty provide the political, historical, sociological, anthropological, legal, ethical, psychosocial, and environmental (among others) context for students who are examining past, current and possible future complex emergencies.

The IIHA Lecturers, drawn from the UN, international NGOs, military, religious and other professional fields, lecture on the practical tools needed to forecast and respond to natural or man-made disasters. The MIHA students, who are also experienced practitioners, will contribute to the entire learning experience by sharing current information about situations "on-the ground". In the form of lectures and case studies students will learn to evaluate past actions and plan strategies for future interventions.

Humanitarian Programs Director

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 (IIHA) 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.