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Josiah Kaplan



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.

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