Claude Bruderlein


Senior Researcher at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University and Strategic Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross

Claude Bruderlein is a Lecturer on International Health and Co-Director of the Master’s Program in Global Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also holds a faculty appointment at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he teaches strategic planning in humanitarian protection. In 2010, he co-founded the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection and serves as its first President of the Board. In his research, Mr. Bruderlein focuses particularly on the protection of civilians, the development of humanitarian law, the promotion of human security strategies, and the role of information technologies in emergency response.

Before joining Harvard University, Mr. Bruderlein served as Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Humanitarian Affairs, focusing particularly on issues related to the negotiation of humanitarian access and the targeting of sanctions. He served as an expert to the UN Security Council on the humanitarian impact of sanctions in Sudan, Burundi, and Sierra Leone. He has also previously worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a delegate in Iran, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Yemen.

After obtaining a BA in economics and political science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, he was granted a law degree from the University of Geneva Law School. Mr. Bruderlein received a Master’s degree in Law from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar.