John Monash Scholar Andrew Hudson has taken on a new role at the leading international human rights organisation, Crisis Action. Hudson, who joined Crisis Action in 2010 after an outstanding career in human rights leadership, will transition from New York Director into a new global role as Deputy Executive Director. Andrew used his John Monash Scholarship to complete a Masters in Laws in Global Public Service Law from the New York University School of Law in 2006.
In the new role, Andrew will have oversight for the organisation’s eight international offices, as well as organisational strategy, finance and fundraising. Andrew will also lead Crisis Action’s expansion into emerging powers, such as Brazil and South Africa, as well its emergency response work helping civilians affected by sudden onset conflict.
Remaining entirely behind-the-scenes as a catalyst and coordinator, Crisis Action brings human rights and humanitarian organisations together across continents to protect civilians from armed conflict. By enabling civil society to speak as one at moments of crisis, it spurs the world’s most powerful decision makers into action to stop human rights violations and prevent conflict. Crisis Action amplifies civil society impact through high-level advocacy, targeted media work, and popular mobilisation. Armed conflict currently affects more than 50 countries around the world.
Crisis Action was recently awarded the prestigious Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The award, received in Oxford, recognised Crisis Action’s innovative and impactful approach to peace and security.
For further information: Skoll Foundation Award Announcement and Skoll Foundation Award Video on Crisis Action.
Image: Andrew Hudson with Executive Director Gemma Mortensen