Dr Josiah Kaplan recently completed his DPhil in International Relations at Oxford, where he worked on issues related to military innovation and North–South knowledge exchange among peacekeeping organisations tasked with civilian protection missions.
He holds an MPhil in Development Studies from Oxford, and as both an independent consultant and student, possess approximately eight years of progressive experience in international development and security policy research, with a focus on issues related to civilian protection, humanitarian innovation social protection and security sector reform issues.
Josiah has provided past research and programme support to organisations including Human Rights Watch, Médecins Sans Frontières, UNICEF, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping (DPKO) Best Practices Unit, and UNDP-Sierra Leone Peace and Development Unit. Most recently, he has served as a research consultant with ODI on issues related social research methodology, social protection, and child protection policy. Josiah is currently serving as a research consultant with the RSC's Humanitarian Innovation Project in Uganda.
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