The Humanitarian Leader combines practical humanitarian experience with academic perspectives to promote debate and discussion about the key issues facing humanitarian leaders, their organisations and the wider humanitarian system.

An independent and bold voice for people working in the aid system, the Humanitarian Leader provides a platform for humanitarian professionals to test ideas and insight gained in the field in an academic setting.

We are interested in telling the stories that challenge our collective assumptions about the humanitarian system. We welcome submissions that deal with concepts of humanitarian leadership, as well as ideas useful to humanitarian decision-makers, or that interact with our core understanding of the humanitarian system.

Areas of focus include international humanitarian architecture, ethics, response design and implementation, evaluation methodology, strategic foresight and innovation, but all papers must inform humanitarian leadership.

Launched in August 2019, the Humanitarian Leader provides a platform for non-peer-reviewed research to promote discussion and dialogue in the sector.

Papers are published online every month, with an annual print and online edition published annually.


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