dr. (Rodrigo) R Mena Fluhmann

dr. (Rodrigo) R Mena Fluhmann
Assistant professor International Institute of Social Studies Academic staff unit
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
Room
I4-05
Email
mena@iss.nl
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I am Assistant Professor of Disasters and Humanitarian Studies. I have studied and worked in humanitarian aid, disaster governance, and environmental sociology for almost twenty years, especially in conflict-affected and vulnerable settings. I lecture on humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction, methodology, and safety and security for in-situ/fieldwork research. At the moment, I have a particular interest in researching the compound effects and challenges of climate change, protracted crises, and displacement for humanitarian aid and disaster response and disaster risk reduction (DRR). I am also interested in the ethical, safety, and security aspects of research.

In ISS I also co-coordinate the Humanitarian Governance (HUM-GOV) project, financed by a European Research Council (ERC) advanced grant. This project explores the changing dynamics of humanitarian governance with a focus on civil society actors and crisis-affected people.

I serve as a Board Member of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) and the Expertise Centre Humanitarian Communication (HumCom). Also as convener of the Peace and Ecology in the Anthropocene commission at the International Peace Research Association (IPRA). I also serve as a reviewer in leading journals and often take research, monitoring and evaluation, and advisory consultancy work. This work allows me to develop action research on a regular basis, so I can stay close to the experiences and processes taking place in my fields of study.

Before my current position at ISS, I worked as a researcher, project manager, and consultant with local and international NGOs, the United Nations, Governmental organisations, and in the private sector. I have also been an academic, lecturer, and visiting professor at various universities; led humanitarian aid groups; and researched in-situ the occurrence of several conflicts, crises, and natural hazard-related disasters. As a researcher and practitioner, my work has taken me to multiple complex and disaster-prone places, such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chile, Jordan, Peru, South Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen.

I hold a PhD in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Governance from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam, an MA in Environmental Studies from the University of Melbourne, and a BA in Sociology and a BA in Political Science from the A. Hurtado University. I also hold diplomas in Quantitative Multivariable Analysis, Environmental Impact Assessment, Public Policy, and Sustainable Development. Regarding applied research, I have experience and training in the development of fieldwork in hostile, complex and remote areas, with certifications by the United Nations, Red Cross, Centre for Safety and Development, GCORE, and RedR.

  • Thea Hilhorst, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann, Roanne Voorst, Isabelle Desportes & Samantha Melis (2019) - Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response in Different Conflict Scenarios - In Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2019 - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2018) - Responding to Socio-environmental Disasters in High-Intensity Conflict Scenarios: Challenges and Legitimation Strategie - In HG Brauch, U Oswald Spring, A Collins & SE Serrano Oswald, Climate Change, Disasters, Sustainability Transition and Peace in the Anthropocene (pp. 27-66) - doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-97562-7 - Springer
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2015) - Agricultura Urbana, reducción de la pobreza y seguridad alimentaria: Una relación compleja - In Tierra: Paisajes, suelos y biodiversidad: Desafíos para un buen vivir - IPTCentral
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2012) - From Rural to Ruralities: A transformation to a Territorial and Sustainable Development - In M.F. Meyer & J. Lüder, Políticas Públicas y Economía Social de Mercado (pp. 52-65) - Ed. Fundación Konrad Adenauer
  • MJ Lemaitre & Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2012) - Aseguramiento de la calidad en América Latina: tendencias y desafíos - In Educación Superior en Iberoamérica: Informe 2012 (pp. 21-72) - CINDA; Universia
  • R Márquez, D Flores, P Güell, P González, S Godoy, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & F Gonzalez (2008) - Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano Rural en Chile - In UNDP Rural Development Report - United Nations Development Programe (UNDP)

  • Rodrigo Mena (2014) - A Political Ecology Review of a Socio-Natural Disasters: The case study of Valparaíso’s fires in Chile - Congreso Latinomaericano de Ecología Política

  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann, Mariam Morid & Tamar Chubabria (2018) - Mid-Term-Evaluation of the project Natural Resource Management and Promotion of Sustainable Agrarian Livelihoods (Northern Afghanistan) - Welthungerhilfe

  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & J Carbonell (2013) - Estudio de Satiafaccion Usuaria - Corporacion de Asistencia Judicial; Ministerio de Justicia
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2011) - Estudio Perfil Postulantes y Sistema Judicial - Corporacion de Asistencia Judicial; Ministerio de Justicia

  • Z (Zeynep) Kasli, M (Marieke) van Houte, R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann, DJM (Thea) Hilhorst & HM (Helen) Hintjens (5 September 2021) - Don't let our university researchers and students suffocate in Afghanistan - Don't let our university researchers and students suffocate in Afghanistan

  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2020) - Gobernanza para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres - Café Sin Riesgos, ‘Gobernanza para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres’
  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2020) - Disaster risk reduction during times of armed conflict - IFRC Climate:RED Summit
  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2020) - Mitos y preguntas comunes sobre los desastres no son naturales - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Webinar
  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2019) - No natural disasters: Questions and counter-arguments - International #NoNaturalDisasters Webinar
  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2019) - Conflictos contemporáneos, acción humanitaria y consolidación de la paz en América Latina - Congreso Latino Americano de Investigación para la Paz (CLAIP)
  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2018) - Humanitarian Responses to Civil Wars - Festival tous engagés - Fondation Croix-Rouge française

  • Rodrigo Mena (2021) - Expertise Centre Humanitarian Communication (External organisation)
  • Rodrigo Mena (2018) - The International Humanitarian Studies Association (External organisation)
  • Rodrigo Mena (2018) - International Peace Research Association (IPRA) (External organisation)

  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & Fredric Ramel (2021) - Round table: Lost in Quantification? Armed Conflict Databases and Humanitarian Practices - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Dorothea Hilhorst, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann, Samantha Melis & Roanne van Voorst (2021) - Accountability in Humanitarian Action - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Oscar Gómez, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & Simone Lucatello (2021) - Can inequality close the door to humanitarianism? The Latin American experience - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Hyeonggeun Ji & Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2021) - Climate-Related Displacement, (Internal) Migration and Humanitarian Action - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann, Dorothea Hilhorst & Marta Welander (2021) - Round table: Safety and Security for University Staff, Students and Research Participants - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Gabriela Villacis Izquierdo, Delu Lusambya Mwenebyake, Tewodros Bayu, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & Thea Hilhorst (2021) - Round Table: Towards equitable research collaborations - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & Dorothea Hilhorst (2021) - Ethical considerations of disaster research in conflict-affected areas - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2021) - When COVID-19 meets conflict: Politics and locally led responses to the pandemic in fragile and conflict-affected states - NEEDS Conference
  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2020) - Humanitarian and disaster governance during high-intensity conflict - ‘When Disaster meets Conflict’ Conference
  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2019) - Writing the Lives of Others: Dilemmas of fieldwork research - European International Studies Association (EISA) Conference
  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2019) - Fieldwork Research: Security, Safety and Ethical considerations - Congreso Latino Americano de Investigación para la Paz (CLAIP)
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2018) - Disaster Risk Reduction under high levels of conflict: The case of Afghanistan - International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Conference
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2018) - Security and Safety for field research in complex, remote and hazardous places - International Peace Research Association (IPRA)
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2018) - Disaster response and emergency aid in high-intensity conflict scenarios. The cases of South Sudan and Afghanistan - ISA 59th Annual Convention
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2018) - Disaster response and emergency aid in high-intensity conflict scenarios. The cases of South Sudan and Afghanistan - ISA 59th Annual Convention
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2017) - The Triage of Aid: Prioritizing who to help in High-Intensity Conflict Scenarios. The case of South Sudan - EADI Nordic Conference
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2016) - Disaster response in high-intensity conflict scenarios: Aid-Society relations, challenges and legitimacy - IPRA 2016 General Conference on Agenda for Peace and Development
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2016) - Micro Social Conflict and Silent Disasters: two cases of community conflict during times of drought - World Conference on Humanitarian Studies
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2015) - Crisis como oportunidad para la resiliencia social - Latin American Congress of Sociology
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2015) - Cambio climático como problema social: Un problema ambiental socialmente construido - Latin American Congress of Sociology
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2015) - Urban Agriculture, Poverty Alleviation and Food Security: A complex relationship - Conferencia Internacional de la Tierra.
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2015) - Perspectivas socioecológicas del Agua - Seminar Cambio Climático, Recursos Hídricos Y Desarrollo
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2014) - Socio-Natural Disasters and Resilience: The case study of Valparaiso's fires in Chile, a Political Ecology review - Latin American Congress of Political Ecology

  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann (2021) - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference

  • R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann (2017) - Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

4227 Humanitarian Action

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4227-21-22

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