Research project

Research prize 2023
for his research into the complexity of work and the network of players involved in managing disaster risks

Jan Verlin is a postdoctoral researcher at the Crisis-Lab of Sciences Po and deputy director of the Geopolitical Risk Chair at the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

He has held post-doctoral research positions at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations and the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche Internationales at Sciences Po.

After studying political science at the Freie Universität Berlin, he obtained his PhD in 2017 from the Université Paris-Nanterre with a thesis on humanitarian crisis management. His recent research focuses on humanitarian crisis management and risk management in southern countries, population participation in crisis management and coordination in emergency situations. He has taught at the Université de Tours, St John’s University, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris 8, Université Paris Lumière, Université de Nanterre, Université Paris Nord and Sciences Po.



The French Red Cross Foundation’s Research Prizes are designed to promote scientific work that has already been completed, or innovative lines of thought devoted to humanitarian and social issues, in both the North and South. Open to all disciplines of the human and social sciences and to all nationalities, they reward scientific excellence and human commitment, promoting scientific knowledge, ethical reflection and social innovation to advance action in the service of the most vulnerable.