Workshops and Symposia
CHRHS and HRP have organized four Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Workshops, each attended by nearly 100 military and humanitarian leaders, designed to enhance the collective humanitarian response capacity of civilian and military actors by supporting a community of practice, identifying key opportunities for professional education and training, and developing a comprehensive research agenda focused on global humanitarian civil-military coordination.
Traditionally a two-day workshop held at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, the workshop explores current and future challenges in civilian-military humanitarian responses, including natural disasters, complex emergencies, and routine humanitarian engagements. The event aims to improve civilian-military humanitarian responses by meeting the following four objectives:
On September 17, 2020, CHRHS and HRP hosted the first ever Research Symposium on Civilian-Military Humanitarian Coordination, featuring four presentations of recently completed original research studies from a variety of disciplines, from anthropology to law and political science to public health. The research questions covered in these studies were selected by the working groups at the 2018 Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Workshop after being identified as some of the most pressing and important topics in the realm of civilian-military coordination during humanitarian emergencies. In addition to the original research presentations, also presented was the summary findings of our recently completed UN OCHA Civil-Military Coordination Service (CMCS) Strategic Reassessment, commissioned by CHRHS at Brown University at the request of UN OCHA.