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Humanitarian Policy

Nigeria’s grassroots #EndSARS campaign

Six 2021 Mandela Washington Fellows will present on and facilitate a virtual discussion around the focus, structure and impact of Nigeria’s grassroots #EndSARS campaign, which targets a special police unit implicated in widespread human rights violations but has catalyzed a broader call for social justice among African youth across the continent.

Human Flow movie poster

Batten professors Kirsten Gelsdorf and David Leblang lead a screening and discussion of the film "Human Flow" as part of a documentary series addressing the immigrant and refugee experience.

Separated Film

Batten Associate Professor of Practice of Public Policy Lucy Bassett leads a screening and discussion of "Separated: Children at the Border" as part of a documentary series addressing the immigrant and refugee experience.

In an article for The Washington Post, Batten's David Leblang and co-author Margaret Peters explain how migrants help their home countries by building trade ties and by sending back both cash and political knowledge.

In an article for The Washington Post, Batten's David Leblang and co-author Margaret Peters explain how migrants help their home countries by building trade ties and by sending back both cash and political knowledge.

Makayla Palazzo

Batten School experts are weighing in on the international humanitarian response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Haiti last weekend. Batten professor Kirsten Gelsdorf, who worked in 2010  as the Humanitarian Advisor to President Clinton in his role as the UN Special Envoy for the Haiti Earthquake, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor and alum Makayla Palazzo (MPP ’18) joined "BBC World News" live from Port-au-Prince.

Vice President Kamala Harris

In advance of Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, Batten professor Lucy Bassett spoke with USA Today about the significance of the trip, and the complexity of the root causes contributing to record numbers of migrants seeking asylum at the southern border.

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.

Lucy Bassett

Lucy Bassett is an expert in children, caregivers, and communities in humanitarian and development contexts. Over her fifteen-year career, Bassett has worked with governments in low- and middle-income countries to expand access to quality education, nutrition and social protection services, particularly for poor and marginalized children and families.