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Jason Phillips

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (political science)-The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Baltimore, MD, USA; M.A. (political science)-JHU; B.A. (political science)-Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA.

Jason Phillips is an independent researcher and consultant based in Ottawa, Canada. He is currently engaged in a series of research studies examining how humanitarian ethics are understood and operationalized in the aid sector. He is a seasoned humanitarian aid worker with over 20 years of NGO field and HQ leadership experience, 18 of which were with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). In his last role as IRC’s Vice President of International Strategy and Partnerships, based in Den Haag, Netherlands, he oversaw strategic planning in 35 countries and guided the international programs department in its efforts to deliver on the promise of better aid. Jason is a member of the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative’s (HQAI) General Assembly and previously served on the Board of Directors of InsideNGO (now Humentum). Prior to entering the humanitarian sector, Jason worked as a university lecturer and in the investment banking industry.

Currently he is a Contract Instructor teaching courses on Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, and The Politics of Forced Displacement at NPSIA.