Job Title:  Co-Founder and Director of OPHI Outreach
Contact Details: Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB.
Tel: +44 01865 271915; US 1-617-821-6114


Prof. John Hammock is co-founder and Research Associate of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.  He is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Tufts University’s Fletcher School and a Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University. He is the Treasurer of the Human Development Capability Association. He founded and was director of the Feinstein International Famine Center at Tufts University. He served as Executive Director at Oxfam America from 1984-1995 and as Executive Director at ACCION International from 1973-1980. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Tufts University and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree  from Denison University.  He was born in Cuba. He has two daughters and two grandchildren.

Areas of Expertise

Ethics and human development;  humanitarian aid;  community and participatory development;  Latin American development and Latino studies; NGO management, socially responsible enterprise.


BA, Denison University;
MALD and PhD in international relations, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Selected Publications

Wilson , Alissa, Barham, Ann, Hammock, John. Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid. Global Equity Initiative, Harvard, 2008

Hammock J, et al. Testimonios de familias migrantes salvadoreñas: probreza y trabajo, 2006.

Hammock J, et al. Testimonies of Migrant Salvadoran Families: Poverty and Work, 2006

Hammock J, et al. Pobreza y trabajo: testimonios de migrantes salvadoreñas, (Forthcoming).

Hammock, J. An open approach to living with cancer, Philadelphia: Xlibris Press, (2004).

Hammock J, Harinarayan A. “Debt relief: giving poor countries a second chance,” In Ian T. Douglas I, Pui-Lan K, eds. Beyond post-colonial Anglicanism.New York: Church Publishing, Inc, (2001).

Hammock J, Natsios A, “Introduction to famine.” In: Cuny F, Hill RB, eds. Famine, conflict and response: a basic guide, West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press, (1999).

Hammock J, Charny JR. “Emergency response as morality play: the media, the relief agencies, and the need for capacity building.” Rotberg RI, Weiss TG, eds. From massacres to genocide: the media, public policy, and humanitarian crises.Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution. Cambridge, MA: The World Peace Foundation, (1996).

Youth and Adolescents in Complex Emergency: A UNHCR Workshop Proceedings, The Famine Center (1998).

Coping with Crisis, Coping with Aid: Capacity Building, Coping Mechanisms and Dependency, The Famine Center (1997).

Landmines: An Overview, The Famine Center (1996).

Link to Website

Link to Hammock’s profile at The Fletcher School, The Tufts University

Curriculum Vitae

Hammock CV

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