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


Civil-Military Pandemic Response Network

The Civil-Military Pandemic Response Network (CM-PRN) is an informal online network formed of key experts from across humanitarian, military, and research communities, which seeks to facilitate dialogue for improving humanitarian civil-military coordination in responding to pandemics and other emerging global catastrophic biological threats. More >

North American Alliance of Hazards and Disaster Research Institutes

The purpose of the North American Alliance of Hazards and Disaster Research Institutes (NAAHDRI) is to provide a forum and structure for academic hazards and disaster research centers and institutes to communicate and cooperate to further research and its application. The Alliance articulates and shares the value and importance of science and research for public and private sector decision making and action. The Alliance promotes education and policy in order to encourage knowledge transfer that leads to reduced risk, increased safety and security, and improved social wellbeing.


The Professional Association of Academic Training Centers in Humanitarian Health (PAATCHH), composed of North American universities and NGOs, aims to address the need for greater professionalization of the humanitarian workforce, promote the rigorous implementation of evidence-based practice, and foster a culture of innovation and knowledge dissemination. PAATCHH is committed to strengthening the long-standing and rich collaboration between its constituent members and their partners in the global south through an exchange of personnel, ideas, and resources. More >