IIHA Lecture Series: Gerald Martone





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Published on Mar 28, 2012

This is a video recording of "The Future of Humanitarian Assistance and the Threats of 'Mega-Catastrophes,'" a special lecture hosted by Fordham University's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs on March 22, 2012.

Gerald Martone is the Director of Humanitarian Affairs for the International Rescue Committee. In this position, Mr. Martone is involved in advocacy initiatives that seek to win support of policy makers and the public for people affected by political oppression, disasters, and violent conflict. Before assuming his current position in 2007, Mr. Martone spent years as the IRC's Director of Emergency Response. He oversaw emergency relief operations in Burundi, Liberia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Congo, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, East Timor, Northern Uganda, Bosnia, Angola, Ethiopia, Darfur, Afghanistan, Iraq, and tsunami-affected areas of Indonesia. Mr. Martone served two elected terms as the co-chair of the Disaster Response Committee of InterAction and also served on the Sphere Project Management Committee. Mr. Martone is an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

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