Benjamin Ivor Davies

Research Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Mr. Benjamin Davies is associate director of research and operations specialist for the college’s civilian-military humanitarian response program. Previously, he was a senior program manager for the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard University where he designed simulations and taught courses on humanitarian response. He has worked for the non-governmental organizations Save the Children and Physicians for Human Rights. He has written and produced case studies, and documentary interviews on responses to natural, industrial and conflict based disasters. He has also published numerous articles on humanitarian response.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • HA/DR
  • Human Rights


M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 2006

B.A., St. Lawrence University, 2001

Related Credentials

Harvard School of Public Health, Intensive Course on Health and Human Rights: Concepts, Implementation and Impact Cambridge, MA (Certificate 2012)

University of Pennsylvania: The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA Executive Development Program (Certificate 2005)

Research Contributions and Publications

Digital Data: Improving Situational Awareness During Complex Humanitarian Crises
May 2014

Naval War College MOC Warfighter

Humanitarian Norms and Uses of Information: Eye in the Sky.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: World Disasters Report 2013

While We Watched: Assessing the Impact of the Satellite Sentinel Project
July 2013

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

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