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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Enforcement, Humanitarian Access, Humanitarian Law in Practice, Humanitarian Principles, Implementation, International Humanitarian Law, Non-State Armed Groups, Protection of Civilians, Protection Strategies
Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action:
Governance and Management, Innovation, Leadership, Missions and Mandates, Partnerships, Professionalization and Standards, Strategic Planning, Trends and Challenges

<p>Claude Bruderlein is Strategic Advisor to the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). 

Mr. Bruderlein has been engaged in international humanitarian action since 1985. From 1990 - 1995, he worked in humanitarian assistance and protection with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iran, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Yemen as well as in Geneva a legal advisor to ICRC operations. In 1996, he joined the United Nations in New York as Special Advisor on Humanitarian Affairs. He worked particularly on humanitarian access in Afghanistan and North Korea as well as the humanitarian impact of sanctions at the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General. He also served as independent expert on the impact of sanctions for the UN Security Council in the Sudan, Sierra Leone, Burundi and Iraq. In September 2003, he was appointed as a member of the Independent Panel on the Safety and Security of the United Nations Personnel in Iraq.</p>

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Mr. Bruderlein is a graduate of McGill University (Canada) in Economics. He was granted a law degree from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) as well as a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School (USA). He was formerly Director of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University. He maintains a faculty research and teaching appointment at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health.</p>