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Careers in Humanitarianism Webinar: Niamh Gibbons and Emma Kenny
On Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00 PM, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) will host a special webinar on Careers in Humanitarianism, featuring Niamh Gibbons, the Research and Evaluation Manager of HHI's Executive Negotiation Program, and Emma Kenny, MA, the Research Coordinator of HHI's Gender, Rights and Resilience Program.

Our panelists will describe their current humanitarian research work, chat about their career in the sector, and field questions from attendees.

This event is open to all, and we encourage students who are interested in pursuing a career in the humanitarian field to join us and learn about potential career paths.

May 11, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Niamh Gibbons, JD. Cand.
Research and Evaluation Manager, Executive Negotiation Program @Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Niamh Gibbons is Research and Evaluation Manager for the Executive Negotiation Program (ENP) at HHI. Niamh joined the ATHA program after several years overseeing research and evaluation programs at HHI, and researching issues of gender, transitional justice, and accountability. Before joining HHI, Niamh carried out research and advocacy on transitional justice issues in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. She led advocacy at the United Nations in New York and managed programming in Uganda for the NGO No Peace Without Justice, and was an associate with the Crimes Against Humanity program Human Rights First in New York. She holds an honors BA in French and Art History from University College Dublin, Ireland, and is a third-year law student at Suffolk University Law School.
Emma Kenny, MA
Research Coordinator, Gender, Rights and Resilience @Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Emma Kenny is the Research Coordinator for the Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. She provides programmatic and administrative support for GR2's ongoing projects, particularly USAID's RISE grant supporting local women's groups in mining towns in Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has also been a core part of the team working with UNICEF on a project to improve measurement of gender-based violence risk mitigation in humanitarian crises worldwide. Prior to joining HHI, she attended Northeastern University as a Fulbright scholar for her MA in International Affairs degree. She has also interned with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as UNICEF. Kenny also holds a BSC degree in Development Studies from Lund University, where she majored in Political Science.