Meredith Blake is the Research Coordinator for the Women in War Program (WiW) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Her research focuses on gender, peace and security in fragile states, community resilience, sexual and gender-based violence and diversity and inclusion in humanitarian action. She previously served as the executive producer and host of the Humanitarian Assistance Podcast and coordinated diplomatic visits for heads of state and thought leaders from government, business and media industries at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. In her spare time, she works as a consultant for VOICE, a feminist think tank combatting discrimination and violence against women and girls in conflict, post-conflict and disaster settings. She holds a BA in Government and International Relations, cum laude, was a 2018 Humanity in Action Fellow in Warsaw, Poland, and has worked on humanitarian and human rights challenges across Europe, North and Central Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
Updated October 2019