Larry Hollingworth is the Visiting Professor of Humanitarian Studies at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) and the Humanitarian Programs Director for the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC). After serving as a British Army officer for thirty years, Mr. Hollingworth joined the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and held assignments in Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was appointed UNHCR Chief of Operations in Sarajevo during the siege of that city in the Balkan conflict. Mr. Hollingworth later served, for example, as Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Iraq, Lebanon, East Timor, Palestine, and Pakistan. For over twenty five years and throughout the world and now online, Mr. Hollingworth has directed or taught in nearly every single CIHC and IIHA humanitarian training course. He was awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2002 and honored by the U.S Department of State on the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 Convention Related to the Status of Refugees in 2011. Mr. Hollingworth is a frequent lecturer on relief and refugee topics at universities throughout the world and is a commentator on humanitarian issues for the BBC.