Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance
Please complete the form and obtain approval from your Academic Advisor and your Program Director. Submit the completed form to Michelle Frankfort at email@example.com or drop-off to the Friedman Office of Student Affairs, Jaharis, Room 123 so your fulfillment of this degree requirement may be officially added to your SIS academic record/transcript.
Purpose of the Handbook
This handbook provides all students at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Friedman School) with the rules and regulations that apply between their first registration in the Friedman School and the receipt of an M.S. or Ph.D. degree. It describes the procedures, requirements, expectations, and recommended timing for completion of the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and the consequences of non-compliance.
Students are responsible for knowing and complying with these procedures.
Marian Zeitlin is a professor emeritus at the Friedman School. Her research focuses are Positive Deviance, and nutrition in developing countries.
Dyan Mazurana, PhD, is an Research Associate Professor with the Friedman School and an Associate Research Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Research Director of Gender, Youth and Community at the Feinstein International Center. Dyan Mazurana’s areas of specialty include women, children and armed conflict, documenting serious crimes committed during conflict, and accountability, remedy and reparation. Her current research focuses on understanding how war affected populations, and particularly those victims of serious crimes, recover — or not — from conflict.
Karen Jacobsen is Associate Professor of Research at The Fletcher School and she directs the Refugees and Forced Migration Program at the Feinstein International Center. She has taught and conducted research in the field of forced migration for twenty years, and consults and writes widely on this topic. She is particularly interested in the livelihoods of refugees and other displaced people and the ways in which they regain their dignity and financial independence, and her book addresses this issue.
<p>Helen has been a Research Director with the Feinstein International Center since 1998, and a Professor with Tufts University for more than 10 years. Active in humanitarian response and development since 1985, Helen has professional experience with Oxfam GB, UNHCR, the World Bank, FAO, WFP and Unicef, mainly in Africa. She has combined field based deployments and consultancies with applied research, including work as a Visiting Research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute where she analyzed nutrition, food security and famine responses during the eighties.
After years of working with large non-profits and government agencies to help refugees in war-torn parts of Africa, Sasha Chanoff, N04, had seen too many victims of combat and violence who were left behind by resettlement operations. "I wanted to move out beyond what was being done already to try to find new ways of helping people," he said. So Chanoff, a graduate of the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance Program (MAHA), co-founded RefugePoint.
Sasha Chanoff, RefugePoint’s co-founder and executive director, has worked for two decades in refugee rescue, relief and resettlement operations in Africa and the United States.
Daniel Maxwell is the Henry J. Leir Professor in Food Security and Research Director at the Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. He leads the research program on food security and livelihoods in complex emergencies. In 2016-2017, he served as the Acting Director of the Feinstein Center.