Brendan Cahill

  • Executive Director of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University

Brendan Cahill is the Executive Director of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University and its partner organization, the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC). As such, he is directly responsible for all worldwide strategy and operational issues regarding their programs, staff, partnerships and expansion, including the undergraduate and graduate programs at Fordham University, fundraising, publications, outreach, and symposia. He received his BA from Colby College and his MBA from Fordham University.

Besides his work for the IIHA, the CIHC, Brendan sits on the boards of the American Irish Historical Society, the Bartow Pell Conservancy, and the Point Lookout Historical Society. He is a member of the Advisory Board of The Humanitarian Centre of University College Dublin, the Executive Board of the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network, and on the Curriculum Oversight and Steering Committee of Jesuit Commons: Humanitarian Education at the Margins (JC:HEM)

He is a Trustee of The Helen Hamlyn Trust in London and a Director of the KMC Foundation in New York. He is married with four children and lives in New York.