Claude Bruderlein

Lecturer on International Health , HSPH
HKS Collateral Appointment (HBS)
Office Address
Non Resident
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox NR
79 JFK Street
Phone: 617-496-8640
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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.



  • IGA-353M Winter Field Study Course in the Middle East 2015: Assessing Rehabilitation Needs of Syrian Refugee Populations in Jordan