Our Board

The International Humanitarian Studies Association is a network engaged with the study of humanitarian crises caused by natural disaster, conflict or political instability.

The IHSA board consists out of the following bodies:
  1. The General Assembly consists of all members of the IHSA.
  2. The Board consists of 15 IHSA members elected by the GA.
  3. The Executive Committee will consist of the President of the IHSA, the Secretary and a Treasurer
Below you can find the acting Board of the International Humanitarian Studies Association. A new board will be elected during a General Assembly during the next conference in August 2018. Existing board members can nominate new board members and members can nominate themselves via the website. Self-nominated applications need to be endorsed by at least two other IHSA members. The board consists out of a mix of academics, consultants, policy advisors, and practitioners. Board members will have a tenure of 4 years. More information about the upcoming board member elections can be found here.

Executive Committee

Dorothea Hilhorst


Susanne Jaspars


Julia Steets


Board Members

Christopher Cushing

Alex de Waal

Dennis Dijkzeul

Joost Herman

Kirsten Johnson

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Luis Artur

Bertrand Taithe

Wendy Fenton

Mihir Bhatt

Fabrice Weiss