Expertise: Disaster response | Global hunger | Conflict
Hurd represents World Vision on issues related to conflict and disaster with:
- the U.S. Congress
- the U.S. Governnment
- the American public
Nathaniel Hurd serves World Vision's Advocacy & Government Relations team as the Senior Policy Advisor for Conflicts and Disasters. He represents World Vision on these issues with the Congress, US Government, media, and the American public.
Nathaniel's experience spans over 11 years working on international humanitarian issues with non-governmental organizations and as a consultant, including a special focus on Iraq.
He was a policy lead on the Iraqi humanitarian crisis at the International Rescue Committee and interviewed displaced Iraqis, aid workers, and government officials in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. At Mercy Corps, he led the agency's policy engagement on foreign aid and Sudan, including a fact-finding mission to Darfur. Nathaniel was formerly a New York City-based independent consultant on U.S. and United Nations’ Iraq Policy, advising non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, and journalists. He has appeared on many major media outlets and authored several reports on humanitarian issues.
Nathaniel graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs with a Masters of International Affairs.
|08/20/2014||EWTN News Nightly: Starting about 12 minutes in to the show, Hurd shares photos and insights into what is happening to Syrian refugees (VIDEO)|
|03/11/2014||Sky News HD: Banksy highlights bloody Syria milestone|
|02/17/2014||The Oregonian: Syrian refugees: Mercy Corps, Medical Teams International, World Vision boost aid as crisis worsens|
|July/August 2013||Relevant Magazine: Reject apathy: A justice manifesto|
|06/20/2013||Devex: On the ground in Syria: Making ends meet in face of insecurity, bureaucracy|
|06/18/2013||Chicago Tribune: Obama pledges more humanitarian aid for Syrians, refugees|
|06/18/2013||Devex: G8 approves more aid for Syrians, but no diplomatic solution|
|06/18/2013||NBC News: Obama announces extra $300 million in aid for Syrians, refugees|
|03/09/2012||Moody Radio (Chicago): Update on the plight of Somalia's children|
|02/22/2012||The Christian Post: International community failing Somalia's refugee children|
|01/10/2012||InterAction Blog: A different kind of day|
|10/12/2011||Christianity Today: Undoing the damage|
Fox-5: Famine relief efforts in Africa
CBN: Aid groups struggle to help Somalia famine victims
Fox News: Fighting Famine in East Africa