February 28, 2019

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Susannah Friedman
Susannah Friedman of CARE USA has been named associate director of SIPA’s Humanitarian Policy focus area.
Susannah Friedman MIA ’05, director of humanitarian policy at CARE USA, has been named associate director of the Humanitarian Policy focus area at SIPA. Friedman will continue to hold her position at CARE while leading humanitarian policy educational activities within SIPA’s MPA and MIA degree programs.

“Susannah is eminently qualified for this role,” said Dean Merit E. Janow. “I greatly appreciate her willingness to lead the Humanitarian Policy focus area during an interim period, while the School reviews the emerging needs in this area and conducts an international search for faculty to ensure that SIPA remains a global leader in research and education in humanitarian policy and the complementary areas of multilateral organizations and UN Studies.” 

Friedman, who is a SIPA alumna, led emergency response efforts in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific for Save the Children and CARE International from 2005 to 2014. She directed CARE’s emergency preparedness and risk reduction efforts from 2015 to 2018, and is currently responsible for the organization’s humanitarian policy work, including its initiative on Gender in Emergencies.

Friedman teaches Managing Humanitarian Emergencies as well as the Humanitarian Policy Practicum and is co-instructor of SIPA’s Humanitarian Response Simulation.

Read more about SIPA’s Humanitarian Policy focus area.