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Brendan Cahill

Executive Director, Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs
Phone: 718-817-5694
Office: Fordham University, Canisius Hall, Room 307
2546 Belmont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458 USA


Brendan Cahill received his BA from Colby College and his MBA from Fordham University.


Brendan Cahill is the Executive Director of Fordham University's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA). As such, he is the Program Director for all undergraduate and graduate programs and is responsible for its educational and training programs, its research areas, staff, partnerships and overall strategy. He has created, directed, and taught in academic programs throughout the world. He is the Publisher and Editor of The Refuge Press, an independent imprint with an emphasis on humanitarian and social justice issues.

Besides his work for the IIHA, Brendan sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Humanitarian Action. He is a member of the Advisory Board of The Humanitarian Centre of University College Dublin, the Executive Board of the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network, and the Curriculum Oversight and Steering Committee of Jesuit Worldwide Learning. Brendan sits on the boards of the Bartow Pell Conservancy, the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation and the Point Lookout Civic Association. He is a Trustee of The Helen Hamlyn Trust in London and a Director of the KMC Foundation in New York. He is married with four children and lives in New York.