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Displaced examines the impact of humanitarian crises on people’s lives and livelihoods, and the means by which we can act to provide meaningful aid.
Every Tuesday, hosts Ravi Gurumurthy and Grant Gordon focus on innovative solutions for refugees fleeing crisis and conflict, and talk to the women and men behind those ideas to understand their impact. We look closely at what’s at stake and why it matters that we pay attention.
Displaced is produced by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Vox Media Podcast Network. The show’s senior producer is Golda Arthur.
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Ravi Gurumurthy is the chief innovation officer and head of the Airbel Center at the International Rescue Committee.
Prior to joining the IRC as vice president of strategy and innovation in 2013, Ravi spent 15 years in the government of the United Kingdom, holding a number of senior roles in social, environmental and foreign policy. From 2007 to 2010 he was the strategic advisor and speech writer to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, David Miliband. From 2010 to 2013, Ravi was the director of strategy and head of the Office of Climate Change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Ravi began his career at the U.K. think tank, Demos.
Grant Gordon is a policymaker and political scientist who specializes in humanitarian intervention.
He’s the director of innovation strategy of the Airbel Center at the IRC and has worked on humanitarian and development policy for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the U.N. Office of Humanitarian Coordination, the U.N. Refugee Agency, as well as the Rwandan government, the Open Society Justice Initiative and other organizations.
Grant works on the some of the world's worst problems and conflicts, and tries to figure out which interventions will help. He has embedded with the Congolese military to try to understand why soldiers attack citizens, he's analyzed the use satellites to monitor and deter genocidal violence in Darfur, and he's studied the ways in which peacekeepers can “win hearts and minds” with local communities in Haiti.