DPCR Alumni Talks 2022: Perspectives on the interplay between humanitarian action and peace research.

The DPCR Alumni Association held its sixth Alumni Talks on 23 May 2022. The Alumni Talks are held annually, each year with a different theme. This year, we welcomed two of our distinguished alumni, Julia Wittig and Henrique Garbino, who talked about the connection between humanitarian action and peace research. The panel was moderated by Corinne Bara.

In the photo from the left: Julia Wittig (on the screen), Henrique Garbino and Corinne Bara.

Julia Wittig has long been working in the field of humanitarian action and armed violence reduction in North and Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Wittig is currently working at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) as the Humanitarian Affairs Officer & Anticipatory Action Lead at the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). She is leading the design of an innovative humanitarian financing approach for CERF to mitigate climate-induced humanitarian crises.

Henrique Garbino served in the Brazilian Army for more than a decade as a combat engineer officer, and he worked as a deputy operations officer of the Brazilian Engineering Company in the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti. He was recently in Ukraine for a six-week rapid deployment mission as a Weapon Contamination Delegate and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Garbino is currently an associate specialist at the Brazilian Research Network on Peace Operations and a doctoral candidate at the Swedish Defence University.

Last modified: 2022-06-03