9 Nov 2023

Elected new President of The International Humanitarian Studies Association

The International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) has elected a new President and Board at a General Assembly during its conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Antonio De Lauri (Chr. Michelsen Institute) will lead the Association until 2027. 

 “I’m delighted that Antonio will be leading the International Humanitarian Studies Association for the next few years: He is an excellent academic – a formidable intellectual that has a strong track record in field research in humanitarian arenas. He is a great networker, and I am convinced he will be a wonderful IHSA President. I look forward to him working with the new board to bring the Association to a broader audience and take the IHSA community to become yet more meaningful to its members”, says outgoing President, Dorothea Hilhorst, Professor of Humanitarian Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

"I am very thankful to the IHSA members for their trust. IHSA is an important and dynamic platform where scholars and practitioners can convey the expertise and knowledge essential to understand and address global humanitarian challenges in these difficult times. I embark on this new journey with IHSA with passion and dedication", says Antonio De Lauri. 

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