The new US approach to South Sudan should invest in the country’s citizens to support an inclusive peace
Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor
Noah Gottschalk is senior policy advisor for humanitarian response at Oxfam America, where he focuses on Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria as well as broader conflict and human rights issues. He has over a decade of experience working with children, families, and communities affected by conflict in these countries and elsewhere in Africa and the Middle East. He specializes in gender issues in forced displacement and in the return and reintegration of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
In addition to policy work, Gottschalk’s experience includes managing humanitarian programs and providing legal assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs, and immigrants. Prior to this role, he worked in Brussels where he led Oxfam’s humanitarian advocacy at the European Union level.
Gottschalk has been quoted in numerous media outlets including National Public Radio, BBC World Service, Christian Science Monitor, and the Guardian. He holds an MA in International Human Rights Law from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.