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Eric James

Eric James, PhD is an aid worker, social entrepreneur and university lecturer. His professional experience spans over twenty countries including Afghanistan, Albania, Burundi, East Timor, Iraq, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. He taught previously at the University of Manchester's Institute of Development Policy and Management, Richmond University, DePaul University's School of Public Service and at University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He also served as an Advisor/Teaching Fellow at Singularity University. An Affiliated Expert of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a Research Fellow at the World Engagement Institute, he is the co-founder/director of and regularly consults, starts innovative ventures and shares his knowledge with others with a deep passion for positive change.

  • PhD in International Development, University of Manchester
  • MALD, Fletcher School
  • MSc, LSE
  • AB, Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Peace, Conflict and Security Studies
  • International Aid
  • NGO Management
  • Humanitarianism
  • Managing Humanitarian Relief: An operational guide for NGOs
  • Managing Humanitarian Innovation: The cutting edge of aid
  • The humanitarian-military complex in Afghanistan
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