Landing Opportunities in the Humanitarian Field: The Insiders Scoop on Accessing Internships and Jobs Landing Opportunities in the Humanitarian Field: The Insiders Scoop on Accessing Internships and Jobs Nov 07, 2019 4:00 PM Great Hall of Garrett Hall Inspired by Global Week? Have more questions? What to learn more about internships and jobs in the humanitarian and development field? Join the Batten Global Policy Center for an insider’s look into the field, and how to navigate opportunities in the field to advance your career. A panel discussion will be followed by a Question and Answer. Food will be provided! This event is brought to you by the Global Policy Center and Batten Career Services at The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Public Service and Government Career Community at the UVA Career Center. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here: https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/391946 David Leblang David Leblang is the Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs Marion R. Taylor Endowed Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia as well as a Professor of Public Policy at the University’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Read full bio Kirsten Gelsdorf As Director of Global Humanitarian Policy, Kirsten brings 19 years of experience working in the humanitarian sector; most recently serving as the Chief of the Policy Analysis and Innovation section at the United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Read full bio Related Content David Leblang Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in complex humanitarian crises Research Over 168 million people across 50 countries are estimated to need humanitarian assistance in 2020. Response to epidemics in complex humanitarian crises— such as the recent cholera epidemic in Yemen and the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo— is a global health challenge of increasing scale. The thousands of Yemeni and Congolese who have died in these years-long epidemics demonstrate the difficulty of combatting even well-known pathogens in humanitarian settings. The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) may represent a still greater threat to those in complex humanitarian crises, which lack the infrastructure, support, and health systems to mount a comprehensive response. Familiarity Breeds Investment: Diaspora Networks and International Investment Research What explains cross-national patterns of international portfolio and foreign direct investment (FDI)? While existing explanations focus on the credibility of a policy maker’s commitment, we emphasize the role of diaspora networks. The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Refugee Policy News In honor of Global Week at UVA, Batten professor and policy expert David Leblang and Anne Richard, who served as assistant secretary of state for population, migration, and refugees under President Obama, discussed the dramatic shift in our country's stance on people seeking asylum in the U.S. Leblang's "Pandemics Beyond the Headlines" Among Signature J-Term Courses News This year, UVA's J-Term offerings feature interdisciplinary courses addressing some of today’s most urgent issues and team-taught by great professors across Grounds, including Batten's David Leblang. Kirsten Gelsdorf Fountain and Gelsdorf: COVID, hunger are intertwined News Earlier this month, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nation’s World Food Programme. Batten's Kirsten Gelsdorf and Galen Fountain discuss what that means in the era of COVID-19. Opinion: Now is the time to prioritize mental health News It is estimated that only 2% of people around the world have access to mental health and psychosocial support, or MHPSS. The question is, will COVID-19 offer us a chance to change this? Batten’s Kirsten Gelsdorf and Lucy Bassett provide critical insights into the barriers to progress in MHPSS interventions, and identify opportunities to prioritize and invest in new programs going forward.