Position Detail Research Assistant: FPI Conflict & Humanitarian Crises Initiative

JHU Foreign Policy Institute
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  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 5 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $15.00
    Expires: May 31, 2020

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • dschugg1@jhu.edu

Research Assistant: FPI Conflict & Humanitarian Crises Initiative Position

Job Description

Research Assistant, Conflict & Humanitarian Crises Initiative

Maureen White is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She is Program Director of FPI’s Conflict and Humanitarian Crises Initiative, which focuses on the challenges facing the international humanitarian system in dealing with the dramatic increase in conflict related humanitarian crises. The initiative addresses, examines, advances and advocates for essential changes in international humanitarian practices and government policy. It also fosters an environment where research and critical thinking is consolidated and shaped into effective policy then channeled into practical proposals that help influence decisions by Washington policy makers.

Position responsibilities include:

• Research history of USG refugee legislation and role of refugee advocacy groups

• Collect data on various refugee crises (by accessing the UN’s Financial Tracking System)

• Examine the international security concerns related to refugee flows and moral/legal/political underpinnings of refugee policy

• Plan speaking engagements for Conflict & Humanitarian Crises Initiative


• Must be familiar with the general issues surrounding the global refugee crisis

• Must understand architecture of the international humanitarian system, the key organizations involved with these issues and the various international guidelines impacting refugees and the displaced

• Exceptional oral and written communication skills

• Ability to work effectively while balancing multiple assignments


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The anticipated work week is 5 hours maximum. The position will begin as soon as possible and last through May 2020.

Direct all inquiries to Dr. Maureen White, mwhite82@jhu.edu.

The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was established in 1980 to unite the worlds of scholarship and policy in the search for realistic answers to international issues facing the United States and the world.