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Humanitarian Newsletter: October 26, 2016

Read the latest IIHA Humanitarian Newsletteriiha-with-website featuring a letter from Executive Director Brendan Cahill about the upcoming departure of Program Officer Kasia Laskowski from the IIHA team, news about Fordham University and the IIHA‘s new partnership with the International Organization for Migration, and articles by CIHC Board Member Lord David Owen and IIHA Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow Alexander van Tulleken, M.D.! This edition also includes updates and reunions from our wonderful IIHA alumni around the world, a list of our upcoming training courses, jobs and internship opportunities in the humanitarian sector, and our monthly Innovation Corner by High Tech Humanitarians!

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Program Officer Kasia Laskowski to Leave IIHA in Early November

2016-07-01-11-27-08-1This month’s issue of The Humanitarian Newsletter marks the last one under the steady and loving hand of Kasia Laskowski (IDHA 40), who is leaving the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs in early November.
Kasia began her career with the IIHA as part of the international team, working, under the direction of Larry Hollingworth, on our humanitarian training programs held throughout the world. Needing new challenges, although not so secretly mourning her life on the road, she returned to New York to oversee social media and alumni relations for the IIHA and the CIHC. fullsizerenderShe was, when I met her, six years ago, as is she is now – careful, compassionate, humble, flexible, imaginative, and almost ruthlessly efficient – a perfectionist at her work, an old soul providing wise counsel, spiritual direction, and, to many of the IDHA diaspora, even a couch to sleep on in her New York City apartment. Hundreds of students, lecturers and interns will remember her exacting standards, her energy and her sensitivity to all.
We constantly speak about family in the IDHA and in our graduate and undergraduate courses and there is no better example of this than Kasia. img_7057Our Institute grew with her as an integral part of the team and it will grow further because of the hard work she put in to making it central to Fordham’s mission, sharing its news, and the news of so many other academic programs throughout the world. Possessing an almost perfect laugh, the kind of laugh that changes the atmosphere in a room, she will be missed by so many, not least by me. I always knew this day would come, but it makes it no less easy as it approaches.
On behalf of everyone at the IIHA, I wish Kasia fair skies and following seas and look forward to working with her in the next stage of her career.
Brendan Cahill (IDHA 9)
Executive Director, IIHA

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IIHA Prepares for Spring 2015 Courses

In preparation for the IIHA’s upcoming courses in Geneva, Barcelona, and the UK, IIHA Program Officer Kasia Laskowski (IDHA 40, MIHA) visited various humanitarian organizations and agencies in Europe over the past few weeks. During the course of her tour, Kasia caught up with several IIHA Alumni and Faculty including Luvini Ranasinghe (IDHA 35, CPMER 3, HNTC 9), Pamela Lupton-Bowers (IDHA Facilitator)Rachel Morgan Agelou (IDHA 28, CivMil 1), Chris Staines (IDHA Lecturer, CPMER 2), Jean-François Goulay (IDHA Lecturer), Hannele Haggman (IDHA Lecturer), Tessa Kelly (IDHA Lecturer), Mariann Hafredal (IDHA 40), David Gal (IDHA 34, MIHA), Bela Szilagyi (IDHA 22, IDHA Lecturer, HNTC 4), and Daniela Traldi (IDHA 40). As the new year approaches, we hope to keep in touch with and see more of you throughout our travels! Find out where we will be.

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