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The Humanitarian Leader, a bilingual publication in English and French, is an independent voice for the humanitarian sector. We tell stories that challenge our collective assumptions and presenconcepts that help make humanitarian aid more just, equitable and effective.  

The Humanitarian Leader authors include researchers, activists volunteers and humanitarian professionals – anyone with something to say about how aid could and should be better.

It provides a platform for non-peer-reviewed research and allows authors to test ideas and insight in an accessible academic setting. All papers are published by openjournals@Deakin.

Papers must broadly inform humanitarian leadership, and promote discussion and dialogue in the sector.

Launched in August 2019, this year the Centre will publish 10 papers online, with an annual print and online edition released in December. To receive email alerts when new papers are published, sign up to the Centre’s newsletter subscription list.

In 2024, all papers will again be published in both English and French.

The Humanitarian Leader Annual Editions

Download the Humanitarian Leader 2023 Edition (PDF), a compilation of all 10 papers published in 2023.

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