Juliano Fiori

Thesis title

In the Name of Humanity: A History of the Humanitarian Present


  • Bertrand Taithe
  • Stuart Jones

Research interests

Humanitarian politics; international ethics; global power and empire; international political theory; intellectual history.

Professional background

I am Head of Studies (Humanitarian Affairs) at Save the Children. Prior to joining the organisation, in 2012, I worked for a number of years as a researcher on the politics of conflict and development with think tanks, academic institutions, NGOs, and the UN.

Previous education

BA Hons in Classics - University of Bristol

MPhil in International Relations - University of Cambridge

PGDip in Economics - Birkbeck College, University of London

Why I am doing a PhD at HCRI

I have worked in collaboration with HCRI on numerous projects since 2014, and I see it as the UK's leading centre for the study of humanitarianism. I have great respect for HCRI's academics and for their critical engagement with the world of humanitarian practice. And, in Bertrand Taithe, I have a supervisor with expertise on humanitarian histories and their relevance to humanitarian practice today.



Journal articles

Book chapters

Policy reports

  • Fiori, J. Humanitarianism recast: NGOs, politics and power, London: Save the Children, 2013

Newspaper/magazine articles

Blog posts

Contact details

Email: juliano.fiori@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk