Deliberate violence against humanitarian practitioners and operations poses an increasingly critical challenge to the humanitarian sector as...
Senior Researcher, Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research Program / Adjunct Faculty
Lecturer, Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Claude Bruderlein is a Senior Researcher at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University (HPCR) and Strategic Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Claude founded HPCR in 2000 and served as the Program's Director until 2012. He maintains a faculty research and teaching appointment at Harvard University.
Mr. Bruderlein has been engaged in international humanitarian action since 1985. From 1990 - 1995, he worked in humanitarian assistance and protection with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iran, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Yemen as well as in Geneva a legal advisor to ICRC operations. In 1996, he joined the United Nations in New York as Special Advisor on Humanitarian Affairs. He worked particularly on humanitarian access in Afghanistan and North Korea as well as the humanitarian impact of sanctions at the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General. He also served as independent expert on the impact of sanctions for the UN Security Council in the Sudan, Sierra Leone, Burundi and Iraq. In September 2003, he was appointed as a member of the Independent Panel on the Safety and Security of the United Nations Personnel in Iraq.
Claude Bruderlein is currently Chair of the HPCR Group of Professionals on Monitoring, Reporting and Fact-finding.