Jason Phillips

Adjunct Research Professor
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Jason Phillips is currently an independent researcher and consultant based in Ottawa, Canada. He is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University’s graduate school of public policy, where he teaches courses on the Politics of Forced Displacement and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. He is currently engaged in a series of research studies examining how humanitarian ethics are understood and operationalized in the aid sector. He is an experienced humanitarian with over 20 years of NGO leadership experience, 18 years of which were at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). In his last role as IRC’s Vice President of International Strategy and Partnerships, based in Den Haag, Netherlands, he oversaw strategic planning in 35 countries and guided the international programs department in its efforts to deliver on the promise of better aid. Jason is currently a member of the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative’s (HQAI) General Assembly and previously served on the Board of InsideNGO (now Humentum). Prior to entering the humanitarian sector, Jason worked as a university lecturer and in the investment banking industry. Jason holds a Ph.D. in political science from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.