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Student Spotlight: Joudy Habash

Joudy Habash is a student on the BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response programme. Originally from Syria, he moved to the UK in 2015 and started looking for opportunities to work or study in the area of humanitarianism, which led him to HCRI....

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Disaster recovery: An opportunity for corruption?

This blog was published by Stefano Piscitelli,  MSc International Disaster Management student at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). It was published due to being an assessment piece of the highest calibre amongst the cohort in the Rethinking...

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Student Spotlight: Kate Ness

Kate is an MSc in International Disaster Management student. Originally from Scotland, Kate moved to Manchester in 2019 to start her degree. Below she discusses her motivations for studying and her volunteering work in Manchester. Towards the end of my undergraduate...

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Student Spotlight: Aija Koskela

Aija Koskela is a first year student here at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) studying for a BSc in International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response. Aija is from a small town called Tuusula in Finland, so moving to Manchester to live...

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Student spotlight: Sherika Trim

Sherika Trim is an International student studying MA in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response. Sherika is from Saint Lucia, one of the beautiful islands in the Eastern Caribbean. She achieved the prestigious Chevening scholarship from the British government, a global...

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Student Spotlight: Sidi Ye

Sidi Ye is an international student from China who started studying for her MA in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) in 2019. Below she talks about her background and why she came to study at Manchester. I...

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Barbudans are resisting disaster capitalists

This blog was written by Gemma Sou, Lecturer in Disaster Studies. It was commissioned and originally published in the New Internationalist. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Gemma hears the views of Barbudans who accuse the Antiguan side of the government of...

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Student Spotlight: Anna Spethman

Anna Spethman is one of our international students studying MA in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response. Anna was born and raised in Nebraska, USA and started her studies at HCRI in September 2019. Having grown up in the small town of Omaha, Anna’s early interest in...

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Academic Spotlight: Dr Darren Walter

Dr Darren Walter is the online programme director and is Senior Lecturer in Emergency Global Health at the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester. Darren is also a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Wythenshawe Hospital....

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Academic Spotlight: Dr Antoine Burgard

Antoine Burgard is a visiting postdoctoral fellow at HCRI.  He has recently been appointed to the role of Lecturer in Contemporary History of Humanitarianism and Disasters, which will begin in January 2020. Before completing a PhD in History from Université Lumière...

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Academic Spotlight: Dr Rubina Jasani

Dr Rubina Jasani is a Programme Director for the Intercalated BSc in Global Health and Lecturer in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response at HCRI. Rubina convenes Anthropology of Violence and Reconstruction and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian...

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