Grant Gordon Color

Grant Gordon

Director of Innovation Strategy, International Rescue Committee

Grant Gordon is a policymaker and political scientist who specializes in humanitarian intervention. He’s the Director of Innovation Strategy of the Airbel Center at the IRC and has worked on humanitarian and development policy for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the UN Office of Humanitarian Coordination, the UN Refugee Agency, as well as the Rwandan Government, Open Society Justice Initiative and other organizations. Grant works on the some of the world’s worst problems and conflicts, and tries to figure out which interventions will help. He’s embedded with the Congolese military to try to understand why soldiers attack citizens, he’s analyzed the use satellites to monitor and deter genocidal violence in Darfur, and he’s studied the ways in which peacekeepers can win hearts and minds with local communities in Haiti.

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