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Humanitarian Law at the American Red Cross

March 4, 2010
By Nigel_Snoad

Phebean Cole, from the ARC in Washington DC helps run their International Humanitarian Law program. As I’ve mentioned before she’s interested in having us work with them on a range of topics. In the note below she outlines a few things that immediately came to mind that are worth exploring further, or using as...
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Friday 2/26 – Snow Day

February 26, 2010
By Nigel_Snoad

In case you hadn’t heard, the campus is closed today thanks to the snow day. Mathan and I will be posting a work request for this week to make up for the extra time you’ve now got
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Climate Centre Challenges

February 26, 2010
By Nigel_Snoad

I’ve had a couple of recent chats with Pablo Suarez from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Center and we outlined a couple of challenges in the Early Warning/Early Action area that might be worth exploring. Pablo will be in New York at Parsons on the 6/7th March and we can setup in-person meetings then...
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Nigel’s Ride Along

February 25, 2010
By Nigel_Snoad

I had a pretty fun evening on Sunday with Tareek (and yes Arabic speakers, that’s how he spells it). We had two fires and a trip to Newark airport. As you might imagine Sunday night shifts aren’t exactly fully populated, so most of the evening it was just Tareek and I in the Van. It...
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Interesting Video from TED/IDEO

February 18, 2010
By Nigel_Snoad

I thought this was an interesting discussion about some approaches and a mindset that’s important when thinking about approaching the Red Cross¬†http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_bennett_finds_design_in_the_details.html
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American Red Cross – Exploring Humanitarian Law

February 18, 2010
By Nigel_Snoad

One of the possible projects mentioned by the American Red Cross in Washington DC was focussed around their “Exploring Humanitarian Law” program. I’m yet to get many details from them as they’re all pretty swamped dealing with Haiti response work, but Phebean Cole from the ARC EHL program thinks there is “something” there for...
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Nigel’s thoughts after the NYRCHQ tour

February 18, 2010
By Nigel_Snoad
Nigel’s thoughts after the NYRCHQ tour

I really appreciate the thoughts others have outlined after the visit to the Red Cross NYHQ.¬† I think the posts below captured a lot of things, but I’m left thinking that there are a couple of real challenges & opportunities (and aren’t they the same thing?) that are often obscured by the immediacy of their...
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