Leadership Lab Series
Where: Phelps Event Room, Wheaton College
Throughout the year, we will be welcoming experienced leaders in the humanitarian & disaster field to share about their leadership and humanitarian experiences in an intimate, small group setting. These events are only open to students in our HDL program.
Upcoming speakers will be added regularly.
HDI 544 Poster Session
When: Thursday, May 2, 9-10 AM
Where: Meyer Science Center, Wheaton College
Students enrolled in HDI 544 Organizing Emergency Humanitarian Assistance will be displaying and presenting posters that represent their final projects in this class. Each poster will focus on how an organization responded to a specific disaster event over a defined time period. Prior to presentations, posters will be on display from April 30-May 2.
Summer of Justice
When: Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10
Join us for a 3-day virtual conference featuring interviews with 10+ authors on issues of justice and faith. Stay tuned for more details.
HDI Annual Lecture: Bruce Wydick on "The Shrewd Samaritan"
When: Wednesday, November 16
Where: Blanchard 339
Bruce Wydick, professor of development economics at the University of San Francisco, will join HDI on campus to speak about his new book Shrewd Samaritan: Loving Our Global Neighbor Wisely in the 21st Century. Wydick has done important research on the impact of programs like microfinance, child sponsorship (Compassion International), and the donation of in-kind gifts (Tom’s Shoes). He is a regular contributor to Christianity Today. Wydick shows us a compassionate, faithful, and evidence-based approach to loving our neighbors well.
New Book Calls Christians to Welcome Refugees and Immigrants
In his new book, You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Us (InterVarsity Press), Kent Annan helps readers work through fears and misunderstandings around these issues and invites us into stories of welcome that lead us to see the current refugee and immigrant crisis in a new light that points us to the heart of the gospel. Learn more>
Kent Annan Joins Humanitarian Disaster Institute to Direct New MA Program
Kent Annan, cofounder of Haiti Partners and author of Slow Kingdom Coming (InterVarsity Press, 2016), After Shock (IVP, 2011), Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle (IVP, 2009) and the forthcoming You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Us (IVP, November 2018), recently joined Wheaton College as director of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership at the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI), where he will provide leadership for the new M.A. program. Learn more>
Richard Stearns Awarded First Annual Humanitarian Disaster Leadership Award
HDI awarded Richard Stearns, retiring president of World Vision U.S., their first annual Humanitarian Leadership Award for “exemplary leadership in the humanitarian field over the entirety of his career.” His wife Reneé was also honored, in recognition of her own contributions in this field and her faithful support of her husband Rich and the work of World Vision. Learn more>
Humanitarian Disaster Institute Holds Disaster Justice Forum on Pursuing Justice in the Wake of Disasters
Wheaton College students and alumni, church groups, faculty and other community members gathered in Meyer Science Center to learn more about disaster ministry, justice and Wheaton's new M.A. degree in Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership. Learn more>
Humanitarian Disaster Institute Provides Disaster and Spiritual Emotional Care Training in Houston Following Hurricane Harvey
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a team from Humanitarian Disaster Institute traveled to Houston to engage with local church leaders involved in recovery efforts and lead a Spiritual First Aid training for responders. Learn more>
Humanitarian Disaster Institute Launches New Master's Program in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership
We are thrilled to announce the official launch of our new master's program, the MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College Graduate School! Set to begin classes in June 2018, this will be the first graduate program in the country to emphasize both humanitarian and disaster preparation grounded in an evangelical and faith-driven leadership. Learn more>
Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute Awarded $1.9 Million John Templeton Foundation Grant
Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) launched a $2.4 million research project, supported by a $1.9 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, to explore how adversity fosters human resilience and growth. Learn more>