Dr Hugo Slim is a leading scholar in humanitarian studies with particular expertise in humanitarian ethics, the protection of civilians, conflict resolution, and business ethics. From 1983-1994 he worked as a frontline humanitarian worker for Save the Children UK and the United Nations in Morocco, Sudan and Ethiopia, the Palestinian Territories and Bangladesh. In 1994 he was appointed Reader in International Humanitarianism at Oxford Brookes University where he co-founded an award winning Masters programme for international humanitarian workers. From 2003-2007 he was Chief Scholar at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva, leading policy work on civilian protection and political mediation.
Hugo is an ELAC Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations. He is currently leading research on Humanitarian Ethics that will deliver the first major practical text on humanitarian ethics in war and disaster, and develop professional ethics in humanitarian organizations to new standards of care and accountability. He has also established The Oxford Humanitarian Group (OHG) within ELAC, a new inter-disciplinary discussion group for humanitarian studies that brings together the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University and Oxfam.