Humanitarian Aid


Career Minister Gottlieb joins Distinguished Speaker Series



Career Minister Gottlieb joins Distinguished Speaker Series
Retired Career Minister Gregory Gottlieb, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), recently visited Fort Leavenworth as part of the Simons Center’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Gottlieb is the Director of the Feinstein International Center of Tufts University, and also holds the endowed position as the Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor in Nutrition… Read More

Featured Article: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa



Featured Article: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa
Featured article: Searching for a Win-Win-Win: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa by Johnny J. Wandasan, Karie Hawk and Michael J. Cheatham On March 9, 2017, venture magnate Elon Musk sent shockwaves through the energy production world. With a simple tweet, Musk accepted an unprecedented challenge from fellow billionaire… Read More

UN Assistant Secretary-General meets with CGSC students, faculty



UN Assistant Secretary-General meets with CGSC students, faculty
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Kevin M. Kennedy met with faculty and students in a professional development session Oct. 19, in Eisenhower Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center to discuss a variety of topics ranging from the current situation in Syria to various U.N. humanitarian and peacekeeping missions both past… Read More

Trump budget to combine State and USAID



Trump budget to combine State and USAID
On Monday Foreign Policy published an exclusive on the Trump administration’s proposed foreign aid budget and prospective changes to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Trump plan would dramatically decreased aid funding to developing countries and fold USAID into the State Department. Andrew Natsios,… Read More

Featured Article: One Day One Action One Goal



Featured Article: One Day One Action One Goal
Featured article: One Day One Action One Goal by Zurab Elzarov A wise man said that all great things start from small beginnings. Global partnership for effective cooperation can only be achieved when all actors at the grass-roots level share common goals and take united action on a daily basis.… Read More

Featured Article: Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy



Featured Article: Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy
Featured article: Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy in the Wake of Operation United Assistance by Megan McWilliams, Daniel Wiggins and Matthew Wunderlich In 2014, the U.S. led the global response to the escalating Ebola pandemic in West Africa. The crisis spurred numerous interagency, multinational, and intergovernmental entities to unite and provide… Read More

InterAgency Journal 7-3 (Fall 2016)



InterAgency Journal 7-3 (Fall 2016)
Inside this issue: Features A Framework for Success: Maximizing Collaborations between Federal Organizations by Caroline R. Earle, Deena S. Disraelly and Robert A. Zirkle Developing a Culture of Questioning or Don’t Tell, Do Ask by Ted Thomas and James Thomas Killing Kids: An Interagency Problem by John R. Bennett, Nicholas… Read More

Post-hurricane aid to Haiti winds down



Post-hurricane aid to Haiti winds down
The Department of Defense (DoD) is wrapping up its two-week mission in Haiti. Service members were deployed to the storm ravaged nation following Hurricane Matthew’s landfall in early October. Earlier this week, U.S. Southern Command commander Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd spoke about DoD’s response efforts during a conference at… Read More

Featured Article: Ethics Committee Model…



Featured Article: Ethics Committee Model…
Featured article: Ethics Committee Model for Humanitarian Operations Planning by Philip W. Ginder Most hospitals and healthcare organizations have established ethics committees that deal with issues involving medical, ethical, and/or legal conflict or uncertainty. The Joint Commission, the accreditation body for the vast majority of hospitals and other ambulatory healthcare… Read More

U.S. pledges humanitarian assistance to South Sudan



U.S. pledges humanitarian assistance to South Sudan
On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. will provide nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the South Sudanese people. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to more than $1.7 billion since the conflict in South Sudan began in December 2013. The new… Read More