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

Nicolas Jude Larnerd

Nicolas Jude Larnerd

Program Manager and Research Associate for the Humanitarian Agenda (CSIS)

Jude Larnerd (they/them) is a Program Manager and Research Associate for the Humanitarian Agenda at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). They work at the intersection of humanitarian affairs and policy, conflict, and peacebuilding with thematic specializations in gender and climate change. 

Prior to CSIS, they worked on the Gender-based Violence team in the Gender and Human Rights Branch at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). They have nearly 2 years of on and off-site field experience with Project Elea in Eleonas Refugee Camp, Greece, as a Program Coordinator responding to the migration crisis. At Project Elea, they were responsible for creating a census for internally displaced persons and building a food aid system for new arrivals in Eleonas Refugee Camp. Before they entered the humanitarian field, Jude worked as a Director of Photography and freelancer in the Los Angeles entertainment industry.

Jude holds a MA degree in Human Rights and Democracy from the Università di Padova and Panteion University, and a BA degree in History from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). While studying to complete their MA degree, they served on an international human rights campaign to release an arbitrarily arrested individual who was detained by Myanmar’s military junta and spoke about the Tatmadaw’s human rights violations with Ambassador Rizal Sukma on a panel hosted by the ASEAN Study Centre.

Their experiences across the human rights and humanitarian aid landscapes have brought them to strive for the continuous improvement in humanitarian operations and foreign policy.