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Paul R Miller

Paul R Miller

Adjunct Lecturer

  • Campus Location: Washington DC


Paul R Miller is Senior Policy Advisor at Lutheran World Relief headquarters in Baltimore. In this position, Paul advises LWR executives and manages policy and advocacy initiatives on food security, aid reform, development effectiveness, and other issues. He draws on more than 20 years of experience in relief, development and human rights with government, non-profit organizations and consulting firms.
Early in his career, he worked at the United Nations Secretariat in New York and then the USAID Mission in Haiti. When he returned to the United States, he continued his work with the Haitian refugee community in New York.  His overseas service includes stints as country director based in Senegal and Brazil managing a diverse portfolio of humanitarian and development programs, and many evaluations and other short-term assignments, especially in Africa.
His background and experience also includes work on disability rights, civil-military relations, capacity-strengthening, governance and peace-building.  For the last several years he has taught courses on the politics of humanitarian aid at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University where he continues to serve as adjunct faculty.
Mr. Miller holds a BA in history from Brown University and a master's degree in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.



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