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Prof.dr. Joost Herman

University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Director Humanitarian Action Programme
Director Globalisation Studies Groningen
President of the global Network On Humanitarian Action (NOHA)

Joost Herman studied history and international law in Leyden University, received his doctorate at the Faculty of Law in Utrecht University and started to work in Groningen University in 1995 (Department of International Relations and International Organisation). Nowadays, as full professor in Globalisation Studies and Humanitarian Action he is chairman of the International Relations Department and director of two research institutes, on Humanitarian Action and on Globalisation Studies. Interdisciplinary, interfaculty and international co-operation are key words in all his activities. The latter is exemplified by having been elected President of the NOHA Association 2014-2020, a global network of approximately 30 universities devoted to contemporary international humanitarian action. Universitas Gadjah Mada is a long standing partner in this network and since December 2016 acts as pivot in the then created NOHA Global South East Asia network. Joost Herman’s research interests are: international humanitarian law and humanitarian research methodology.


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