Nathaniel A. Raymond is a Lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. His research interests have focused on the human rights and human security implications of information communication technologies (ICTs) for vulnerable populations, particularly in the context of armed conflict. Previously, he was the founding Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health from 2012 – 2018. From 2010 to 2012, he was Director of Operations for the George Clooney-founded Satellite Sentinel Project at HHI, which utilized high resolution satellite imagery to detect and document attacks on civilians in Sudan and South Sudan. Raymond was Director of the Campaign Against Torture at Physicians for Human Rights from 2008 – 2010, leading investigations into the role of US health professionals in the Bush Administration’s “enhanced” interrogation program.
He previously was a humanitarian aid worker with Oxfam America, serving in the field in Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and the US Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Raymond has conducted joint research with multiple United Nations agencies into the role of ICTs and digital data, including remote sensing, in improving the protection of civilian populations and the delivery of humanitarian assistance. He served as a consultant in early warning of mass atrocities to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in South Sudan in 2015. Raymond was a 2013 Poptech Social Innovation Fellow, a 2010 Rockwood Leadership Human Rights and National Security Reform Fellow, and a co-recipient of the 2012 US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Industry Intelligence Achievement Award.