Tag Archives: Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC)

On Behalf of the CIHC: Thank You

Thank you for participating in the CIHC’s first-ever online appeal to our alumni and network in over 133 countries.

In connection with preparations for CIHC’s 25th anniversary in 2017, a key objective for our #GivingTuesday campaign was to obtain baseline information from which to move forward serving the humanitarian community. Although responses are still coming in, we are grateful for the interest and support received to date: 20% responded in some way and $182 was raised.

It has been an informative week and a fruitful beginning! All contributions (whether testimonials, surveys, donations, spreading the word…) are valuable ways to give back. Each helps CIHC raise awareness about (and support for!) all the good work international humanitarian professionals do in the world’s many complex emergencie
Giving back is not limited to one day. So, if you didn’t have a chance to do so on Tuesday, please take a few minutes to do so.
Thank you for your continued support!

Leave a Comment

Filed under CIHC, Event

Humanitarian Newsletter: December 9, 2015

Don’t forget to read the last IIHA newsletter of the semester! This edition features a letter from IIHA Executive Director, Brendan Cahill, a ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ Thank You from CIHC, IIHA Alumni Updates, and humanitarian jobs & events! It also includes a note of congratulations to IIHA partner Jesuit Refugee Service as the organization celebrates 35 years of service, advocacy, and accompaniment!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Humanitarian Newsletter

Humanitarian Newsletter: November 25 – December 9, 2015

Read the latest humanitarian newsletter featuring a special Humanitarian Spotlight on the Crisis in Calais, informed by the perspective of Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (MHCE) Course Co-Director, Lynne Jones, O.B.E. FRCPsych., Ph.D. This edition also features a preview of CIHC’s upcoming Giving Tuesday campaign, IIHA Alumni Updates, and Humanitarian events and opportunities!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Humanitarian Newsletter, Humanitarian Spotlight, IIHA Team

Humanitarian Newsletter: November 11- 25, 2015

Read the latest IIHA newsletter with an update on IDHA 46, news about the release of the latest book in the IIHA Book Series, “Bound By Conflict: Dilemmas of the Two Sudans”, and IIHA Alumni Updates including David Tarantino, M.D., MPH (IDHA 27), Timo Luege (IDHA 21), Audu Kadiri (IDHA 45), Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) and the reunion of Mukesh Singh and Nick Jones (IDHA 44) in Nepal! This edition also features a special section to remember the life of service of a dear friend to the CIHC and IIHA, Joan Durcan, who passed away one year ago.

In case you missed October 28th’s newsletter full of alumni updates including Patricia C. Aragonés (IDHA 7, HNTC 1), Maria Blacque-Belair, and Imogen Wall (MIHA Lecturer) and IDHA reunions around the world, you can still view it it here!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Humanitarian Newsletter

Bound by Conflict: Dilemmas of the Two Sudans

Bound by Conflict

Since its independence on January 1, 1956, Sudan has been at war with itself. Through the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of 2005, the North–South dimension of the conflict was seemingly resolved by the independence of the South on July 9, 2011. However, as a result of issues that were not resolved by the CPA, conflicts within the two countries have reignited conflict between them because of allegations of support for each other’s rebels.

In Bound by Conflict: Dilemmas of the Two Sudans, Francis M. Deng and Daniel J. Deng critique the tendency to see these conflicts as separate and to seek isolated solutions for them, when, in fact, they are closely intertwined. The policy implication is that resolving conflicts within the two Sudans is critical to the prospects of achieving peace, security, and stability between them, with the potential of moving them to some form of meaningful association.


About the Author:

On August 1st 2012, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of the Republic of South Sudan appointed Dr. Francis Mading Deng Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and the Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the United Nations. Five years earlier, Dr. Deng was named by UN Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon as his Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide at the level of Under-Secretary-General. He also served as Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons from1992 to 2004. Dr. Deng was a Human Rights Officer in the United Nations Secretariat from 1967 to 1972 after which he served as the Ambassador of the Sudan to Canada, the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden and the United States and as the Sudan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. After leaving the Foreign Service of his country, Dr. Deng became affiliated with leading think-tanks and research institutions in the United States, including the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the United States Institute of Peace, the Kluge Center for Scholars of the Library of Congress, and the Center for International Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was the first Distinguished Fellow of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Dr. Deng was also a visiting Lecturer at Yale University Law School, a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a Research Professor of Politics, Law and Society at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Francis Deng graduated with an LL.B (Honours) from Khartoum University, was appointed to the Academic staff of the Faculty and pursued post-graduate studies at London University and at Yale University Law School, where he obtained the LL.M and the JSD degrees in 1965 and 1968 respectively. Dr. Deng is on the Board of Directors for the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC) and is an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) Honoris Causa Recipient. Dr. Deng has authored and edited over thirty books. His most recent book is Bound by Conflict.

Leave a Comment

Filed under IHA Book Series

CIHC Welcomes New Member to the Team

PatriciaAragonesPhoto-1Patricia C. Aragonés recently joined the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC), partner organization of the IIHA, as a part-time consultant to assist the CIHC with its strategic initiatives and resource development. She has been part of the CIHC/IIHA family for many years, since graduating from IDHA 7 and HNTC 1. Patricia will be drawing on her 12+ years as a member of the executive team between 2002-14 of Fabretto Children’s Foundation to help CIHC establish a strategic fundraising and development plan. Fabretto, one of IIHA’s practicum partners, is dedicated to empowering youth and communities in Nicaragua through education and economic development and experienced a ten-fold increase in growth between 2002-14. Patricia also brings legal and private sector experience, having worked as a corporate attorney with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and as a start-up business development advisor. Her keen interest in social justice and humanitarian law has led her to also collaborate on human rights and transitional justice projects in various countries and serve as an election monitor. Patricia is a graduate of Georgetown University, Columbia Law School and holds a certificate in not-for-profit management from Columbia Business School.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Alumni Updates, CIHC, IIHA Team

Humanitarian Newsletter: October 14-28, 2015

Read the latest IIHA Newsletter with a spotlight on World Mental Health Day 2015 and the recent Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (MHCE) course organized by CIHC and IIHA, UNHCR, HealthNet TPO, and International Medical Corps (IMC).

Leave a Comment

Filed under Humanitarian Newsletter

Humanitarian Newsletter: September 30 – October 14

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 12.43.47 PM

Don’t forget to check out our latest humanitarian newsletter featuring Gonzalo Sánchez-Terán’s thoughts on the Zero Draft, the document proposing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development just approved by the United Nations this past Friday. Gonzalo is a graduate of IDHA 16, a frequent IDHA tutor, and CIHC Deputy Humanitarian Programs Director. He will also be directing our Education in Emergencies course which will begin in Amman, Jordan this Sunday!

The newsletter also features IIHA alumni updates, humanitarian jobs and opportunities, and upcoming events!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Alumni Updates, Humanitarian Newsletter

IIHA Training Update: MHCE 11


Last week, the IIHA welcomed 25 students to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for its 11th Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (MHCE) course, organized with HealthNetTPO, UNHCR, and International Medical Corps. The course was directed by Larry Hollingworth, C.B.E., Humanitarian Programs Director, Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC) and Visiting Professor, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University; Lynne Jones, O.B.E. FRCPsych., Ph.D., Visiting scientist, FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Harvard University and Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust; and Peter Ventevogel, M.D. Senior Mental Health Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Congratulations to our recent MHCE graduates!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Courses

Alumni Update: Ferdinand von Habsburg-Lothringen (IDHA 9, MIHA)


Ferdinand von Habsburg-Lothringen stands with Kevin M. Cahill, M.D. (CIHC President and University Professor) and Brendan Cahill (IDHA 9, IIHA Executive Director) as he holds his newly received Masters Degree in Humanitarian Action (MIHA).

Leave a Comment

Filed under Alumni Updates