John Hammock

Associate Professor of Public Policy

  • BA, Denison University
  • MALD, International Relations, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • PhD, International Relations, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Professional Activities
  • Research Associate, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University (2007)
  • Former Executive Director, Oxfam America (1984-95)
  • former Executive Director, ACCION International (1973-80)
  • Founder and former Director, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
  • Consultant, Women's World Banking and USAID

  • Institute for Human Security

Research Interests
  • Ethics and Human Development
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Latin American Development
  • Central American Immigration

• Hammock, John, Alissa Wilson and Ann Barham. Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid. Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University, 2008.
• Hammock, John. An Open Approach To Living With Cancer. 2004.
• Hammock J, et al. Pobreza y trabajo: testimonios de migrantes salvadoreƱas , (Forthcoming).

• Hammock, John. "Debt relief: giving poor countries a second chance." In Beyond Colonial Anglicanism, eds. Ian T. Douglas and Kwok Pui-Lan, Church Publishing Inc., 2001.
• Hammock, John. "Introduction to Famine." In Famine, Conflict and Response: A Basic Guide, eds. Frederick C. Cuny and Richard B. Hill, Kumarian Press, 1999.
Lautze, Sue and Hammock, John, "Coping with Crisis, Coping with Aid: Capacity Building, Coping Mechanisms and Dependency," Department of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations, 1997.
• Hammock, John. "Emergency Response as Morality Play: The Media, the Relief Agencies, and the Need for Capacity Building." In From Massacres to Genocide: The Media, Public Policy, and Humanitarian Crises, eds. Robert I. Rotberg and Thomas G. Weiss, The Brookings Institution and The World Peace Foundation, 1996.

• Youth and Adolescents in Complex Emergency: A UNHCR Workshop Proceedings, The Famine Center (1998).



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Goddard 133b

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The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02155