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

Brittany Card

Brittany Card

Deputy Director, Providence Emergency Management Agency

Brittany Card is the Deputy Director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), where she helps lead the city of Providence, Rhode Island in its preparation, response, and recovery from disasters, including COVID-19. She is also a consultant for various organizations on humanitarian affairs and humanitarian civil-military coordination, including the Humanitarian Advisory Group and Center for Civilians in Conflict. Prior to joining PEMA, Brittany was an assistant professor in the Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Program at the U.S. Naval War College, where she led the development of curriculum and research on the protection of civilians and humanitarian action in complex emergencies. She also previously worked for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), where she served as the lead researcher for OCHA’s flagship publication series World Humanitarian Data and Trends. Brittany holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Saint Anselm College.

Office Hours (Virtual): Mondays & Thursdays  2:00 - 3:00 PM

To schedule a meeting please contact me through email at brittany_card@brown.edu