Working in/for the UN System

Date & Time June 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
IGL General

Joanna Friedman A04, UNFPA; Douglass Hansen, A02, UNAMA

Joanna Friedman is the global cash assistance specialist in the Humanitarian Office of UNFPA, the UN Population Fund, based in Geneva. She has managed and advised humanitarian programmes for UNHCR, UNDP, UNICEF as well as NGOs including Oxfam and Action Against Hunger across diverse crisis and displacement contexts. Her work has focused on cash transfers, livelihoods and protection support to women, families and the most vulnerable. She is a Tufts University and EPIIC alumna (2004) and holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Doug Hansen graduated from Tufts in 2002 with degrees in Philosophy and Peace & Justice Studies, and participated in EPIC in 2000-2001. A recently well-heeled hobo, he's lived in 14 countries on four continents. Doug currently works as a judicial affairs officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, where he advises the newly established International Crimes Directorate in the Attorney General's Office and the High Council of the Supreme Court on remote court hearings. With the UN he has also worked as judicial affairs officer and special assistant to the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, legal officer in chambers with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and prosecutor with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Outside the UN, he has worked with the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and as a victim-offender mediator in the US and Nigeria. He likes baseball and burritos and packing up to go someplace new.

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