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CLAUDE BRUDERLEIN is the Director of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at the Harvard School of Public Health. In his research, Mr. Bruderlein focuses particularly on the protection of civilians, the development of humanitarian law, the promotion of human security strategies, and the role of information technologies in emergency response.
Before joining Harvard University, Mr. Bruderlein served as Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Humanitarian Affairs, focusing particularly on issues related to the negotiation of humanitarian access and the targeting of sanctions. He has also previously worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a delegate in Iran, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Yemen.
After obtaining a B.A. in economics and political science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, he was granted a law degree from the University of Geneva Law School. Mr. Bruderlein received a Master's degree in Law from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar.