Dr. Bollettino is Executive Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Bollettino has twenty years of professional and academic experience in international politics, humanitarian action, human security and peacebuilding. He has spent that past twelve years of his career at Harvard University in administration, teaching, and research.
Prior to joining HHI in 2008, Dr. Bollettino worked with the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research and taught courses on research design, peace building, and international politics at the Harvard Extension School.
Dr. Bollettino came to Harvard University on a post-doctoral fellowship with the Program on Non-violent Sanctions and Cultural Survival at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He completed his Ph.D. at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver and has over fifteen years of experience on human security, the security of humanitarian aid workers, conflict research, and humanitarian studies. He has managed several large training and policy development initiatives related to international humanitarian law, responsibility to protect, and peace building operations and has designed several reporting systems and program evaluations for field security measures in complex emergencies.
Dr. Bollettino has authored several publications related to disaster management and humanitarian assistance, and has consulted with numerous international nongovernmental organization and UN agencies.