The Hub, through our projects and collaborations, influence the agenda and bring leading research and expertise to the forefront of action. Exploring ideas and transforming them into practice is what we do best.
"Essex has a reputation for grounded practical application of its research in the humanitarian field. It is for this reason Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub and our members engage in wide-ranging and impactful partnerships - we’re proud of the benefits such collaboration brings to our collective work. Essex, with our partners, influence the agenda and bring to life real solutions to problems affecting the humanitarian sector"
Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub members are sought out to provide practical assistance for today's world across a range of disciplines.
Whether providing technical advice to Special Rapporteurs, consulting at the UN in various capacities, creating practical guidance for the media, or advising civil society and NGOs, our members have a breadth of experience in providing consultancy and technical advice to bring their academic research to the forefront of current practice.
Examples include Professor Noam Lubell, who provided consultancy on law of armed conflict for BBC Board of Governors to aid accuracy in reporting, Professor Renos Papadopolous who consults for the UN in psychology, or Professor Vasilios Ioakimidis who is the co-commissioner for education in the International Federation of Social Workers.
Our members provide training to a range of actors, from military lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement and independent oversight mechanisms, diplomats, the media, NGOs and advocacy bodies to name a few.
We cover a range of topics across humanitarian, armed conflict and democratization, refugees and displacement, social care, human rights, and much more. What participants value most is our ability to translate academic expertise into practical action.
Our people are sought out to provide expertise as trainers and lecturers for recognised professional courses designed to bring insight to life. Examples include Dr. Daragh Murray, who teaches on the Peace Support Operations course and the Journalists, Law and Rights in War course by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, and the British Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Summer School.
We also provide support to individuals in the field, including mentoring programmes for human rights advocates and practitioners. Furthermore, Essex is proud to participate in the annual 'Simulex' event with Colchester Garrison, providing an opportunity for students and academics to apply law and policy theory with military practitioners through a simulated crisis event.