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

Amany Qaddour

Amany Qaddour

CHRHS Visiting Scholar

Amany Qaddour is a visiting scholar at Brown University's Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Amany serves as the regional director of Syria Relief and Development (SRD), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization operating on the ground in Syria since 2011. She is currently an associate faculty member and doctor of public health (DrPH) candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Human Biology and Psychology and a Master's degree in Health Services Administration (MHSA), both from the University of Kansas. In 2020, she was awarded the American Public Health Association's Outstanding Leadership and Advocacy Award for Maternal and Child Health and she briefed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2020 and again in 2021. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross for her local chapter and the Advisory Group of DisasterReady. She currently serves on the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Research Advisory Group for the Arab States Regional Office; the World Health Organization (WHO) Implementing Best Practices Network Steering Committee; the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI) General Assembly; the northwest Syria NGO forum steering committee; and the Syria Cross-Border Humanitarian Liaison Group (HLG). She has guest lectured at various universities in the United States and and Canada, including Brown, Georgetown, Emory, Tulane, the Naval War College, and Carleton University.