CHRHS Visiting Scholar
Deputy Director, Providence Emergency Management Agency
Brittany Card is a Visiting Scholar at Brown University’s Center for Human Rights and Human Studies. Her research focuses on humanitarian civil-military coordination, with an emphasis on humanitarian response challenges likely to arise in future conflicts. She is also the Deputy Director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), where she helps lead Providence, Rhode Island in its preparation, response, and recovery from disasters, including COVID-19. 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.
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