Dr Hugo Slim

Visiting Professor

Dr Hugo Slim is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict at the University of Oxford where he is leading research on humanitarian ethics. He is also a senior faculty member on the Masters in Humanitarian Action at Geneva University. Hugo has been a board member of Oxfam GB and an International Advisor to the British Red Cross. He is currently a Patron of Merlin, the emergency medical NGO.

Hugo has worked in academia, humanitarian agencies and international business. He managed humanitarian operations with Save the Children UK and the United Nations in Morocco, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and the Middle East from 1983-1993, and was Reader in International Humanitarianism at Oxford Brookes University from 1994-2003. From 2003-07, he was Chief Scholar at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva where he led research on the protection of civilians and political mediation in armed conflicts. He has led evaluations of humanitarian work for many of the world's leading UN agencies and NGOs. As a business consultant, Hugo has advised clients like BP, Rio Tinto, Vodafone and G4S on conflict resolution and human rights in 13 African countries, India, Iraq and Peru.

Hugo is the author of Essays in Humanitarian Action; Killing Civilians: Method, Madness and Morality in War; Protection: A Guide for Humanitarian Agencies, and Listening for a Change: Oral Testimony and Development. He has an MA in Theology from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Humanitarian Ethics from Oxford Brookes University.

Hugo Slim


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Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP


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