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Wading into chaos: PTSD and other threats you can’t see

January 25, 2022
Robert Macpherson has been a writer, aid worker, and career infantry officer in the U.S.…
Is this life for you?

Risk a little crazy: Six valuable lessons I learned about pursuing your purpose in life

January 11, 2022
Ten years ago, almost to the day, I stood at Sydney Airport with my parents,…
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Protecting humanitarians’ mental health: what we can learn from the U.S. Marines, McDonald’s and marathons

December 6, 2021
Robert Macpherson has been a writer, aid worker, and career infantry officer in the U.S.…
Is this life for you?

My Saddam Hussein Summer: Where the wanderlust began

November 18, 2021
At 11 years of age, I was finally going to be in a war and…
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Trauma, loss and therapy: The dark side of humanitarian work

November 8, 2021
This is part two of our Q&A with three incredible humanitarians reflecting on how they…
Getting your foot in the door

Advice on kick-starting your humanitarian career, from three people who have done it

October 25, 2021
In part one of this Q&A, we asked three incredible humanitarians how they got where…
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Do disasters and relationships mix? Paying a personal price for your work

May 31, 2021
Part two of our Q&A with Ramsey Ben-Achour, Representative of the United Nations Special Envoy…
Getting your foot in the door

Why I quit investment banking after four days

May 24, 2021
Part one of an inspiring Q&A with Ramsey Ben-Achour, Representative of the United Nations Special…