Dr. Josiah Kaplan is a research associate with the RSC’s Humanitarian Innovation Project (HIP). He has spent the past decade as an academic researcher and consultant on a wide range of topics related to humanitarian affairs, with a particular focus on international humanitarian and security policy research. His past scholarship has focused on a wide range of issues, including forced displacement, civil-military coordination, civilian protection, and humanitarian innovation.
Josiah’s present research focuses on issues of innovation and change management in the humanitarian sector, with a specific focus on military-humanitarian innovation and knowledge diffusion. He has also served as research consultant with HIP’s refugee livelihood project in Uganda, and currently works as Senior Research Advisor for Enhancing Learning for Humanitarian Assistance (Elrha) at Save the Children UK. Josiah holds an MPhil in International Development and DPhil in International Relations, both from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.
Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development
Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Naohiko Omata, (2016)
Military actors and humanitarian innovation: questions, risks and opportunities
Josiah Kaplan and Evan Easton-Calabria, (2016), Humanitarian Exchange, 26 - 30
Militaries and humanitarian innovation: opportunities and risks
Josiah Kaplan and Evan Easton-Calabria, (2016), RSC Working Paper Series, 113
Refugee Economies: Rethinking Popular Assumptions
Alexander Betts et al, (2014)
Refugee livelihoods in Kampala, Nakivale and Kyangwali refugee settlements: patterns of engagement with the private sector
Naohiko Omata and Josiah Kaplan, (2013), RSC Working Paper Series, 95