Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Research Symposium on Civilian-Military Humanitarian Coordination

Monday, March 28, 2022

10:00am – 4:30pm


In-person attendance is by invitation only. Watch live on Watson's YouTube channel.

Research Symposium Program Schedule

10:00-10:15 Welcoming Remarks and Research Symposium Overview | Edward Steinfeld (Watson Institute; Director) & Adam Levine (CHRHS) 

10:15-12:00 Presentation 1: Civilian-Military Interaction in Conflicts: Best Practices and Perceptions | Presentation by Dr. Maria Carinnes P. Alejandria, (University of Santo Tomas), Samuel Boland (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Rob Grace (Brown University) & Zein Tayyeb (UNOCHA)

1:00-1:45 Presentation 2: Humanitarian Access, Great Power Conflict, and Large-scale Combat Operations | Presentation by Rob Grace (Brown University) & Tarana Sable (Brown University)

1:45-2:30 Presentation 3: The Rising Tide: Humanitarian Action in the Age of Climate Change | Presentation by Lt. Col. Theodore Shanks (Watson Institute Military Fellow)

2:45-3:30 Presentation 4: Trends in Russia’s Foreign Humanitarian Assistance From 15 Years of Open-Source Data | Presentation by Jonathan Robinson (CHRHS Global Fellow)

3:30-4:15 Presentation 5: The Impact of Stabilization Initiatives in the Lake Chad Basin: The Case of Northeast Nigeria| Presented by Amit Arkhipov-Goyal (Elva)

4:15-4:30 Closing remarks | Michael Marx (WFP)