Steven Hansch has been writing and teaching about U.S. foreign aid for forty years. He has taught fifty graduate-level courses about strategy, tactics and design of international aid projects, with a focus on humanitarian aid and crises, at Johns Hopkins, George Washington and Columbia schools of public health, and in the foreign affairs programs at Georgetown, American University, GW and the Monterey Institute for International Development. As well, he has designed, led or taught in roughly 25 training workshops for aid professionals and an equal number for military personnel. He is a frequent lecturer at conferences and schools including the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Many of these courses focus on epidemiology, food and nutrition.
He was worked in a range of emergencies and their aftermath, including Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Liberia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Central America, Colombia, and southern Africa, and including roughly 200 refugee and IDP camps. Mr. Hansch has worked for a wide range of nonprofit humanitarian organizations and think tanks, including the red cross, Unicef, WHO, Care, the International Rescue Committee, World Vision, Food Aid Management and the Refugee Policy Group. He has roughly 60 years of cumulative experience serving on nonprofit boards, including Relief International, Partners for Development, World Hunger Education Service, DARA, the Center for the Study of Societies in Crisis and the Humanitarian Times.
Since 2013 he has worked for the International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc (IBTCI) where he has led several evaluations, written technical sections of proposals for twenty projects and edited/contributed to many more. Having written several dozen other evaluations over the decades, he has contributed to raising over $100 million in funding. In recent years he has been involved in monitoring and verification programs for USAID in crises.