Workshops and Symposia
CHRHS and HRP have organized six Civilian-Military Humanitarian Coordination 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 March 28 2022, CHRHS and HRP hosted the third Research Symposium on Civilian-Military Humanitarian Coordination, five presentations of recently completed empiric studies, several of which have grown out of working group discussions at our prior workshops, which cover a range of contemporary challenges in global humanitarian action. This year’s presentations cover several timely topics, including humanitarian-military relations in complex emergencies; humanitarian access in the era of strategic competition; humanitarian action in the age of climate change; trends in Russia’s foreign humanitarian assistance; and stabilization initiatives in the Lake Chad Basin.