Kelsey Hampton

Kelsey Hampton joined InterAction in 2014 as a Program Associate for Humanitarian Policy and Practice, where she provides support to the Protection workstreams, various working groups, and the HPP team as a whole. Kelsey carries out research and plays a key role to design and organize roundtables on international humanitarian law and policy issues, including measures to assist civilians trapped in the midst of conflict, patterns of disrespect for the laws of war in Syria and Yemen, and the legal and operational considerations of sieges and blockades.

Kelsey holds an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service, where she focused on identity politics in the Middle East. Prior to joining the HPP team, Kelsey was a Policy & Advocacy intern for the Center for Civilians in Conflict, where she conducted research on civilian harm in various contexts, including the need for US government transparency in relation to drone strikes. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Kelsey also holds Bachelor’s degrees in History and International Affairs from Seattle Pacific University.

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Policy Coordinator, Protection
Humanitarian Policy & Practice