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Nathaniel Raymond

Director of Signal Program, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Nathaniel Raymond is the Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He has over a decade of experience as a human rights investigator specializing in civilian protection during complex humanitarian disasters, the treatment of prisoners in national security settings, and crimes of war. Nathaniel led the Satellite Sentinel Project's (SSP) day-to-day collection and analysis of satellite imagery and other information to produce SSP's reports on the human security situation in Sudan. In February, 2012, he was the lead author of the first article to call for comprehensive ethics and technical standards for the use of information communication technologies to "map" humanitarian disasters and human security emergencies. Raymond was a 2010 Rockwood Leadership Institute National Security and Human Rights Reform Fellow. Before joining HHI, Raymond served as Director of the Campaign Against Torture at Physicians for Human Rights, as well as lead investigator into the alleged 2001 Dasht-e-Leili massacre in Northern Afghanistan. He was lead author of the 2010 report Experiments in Torture: Human Subject Research and Evidence of Experimentation in the “Enhanced” Interrogation Program. From 2002 through 2006, Raymond served in a variety of capacities with Oxfam America, including interim Communications Coordinator for the seven country response by Oxfam International to the 2004 South Asian tsunami. Raymond served in the field with Oxfam America as a communications advisor for humanitarian response in Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. He graduated Drew University with a B.A. with honors in Religious studies and a minor in Asian studies.
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