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Arthur Carlson

Operations Director, Crisis Response and Integrated Development

Areas of expertise

  • Project management
  • Strategy and analysis
  • International development
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Refugee assistance, resettlement and protection
  • Resource mobilization and partnerships

Arthur Carlson oversees operations for FHI 360’s crisis response initiative, where he strengthens the organization’s capacity to develop and manage emergency response programs. This initiative addresses the increasing number of armed conflicts, unprecedented flow of refugees and greater frequency of natural disasters around the world. The crisis response team works in fragile states to provide integrated humanitarian assistance to those in urgent need.

Before joining FHI 360, Carlson led the International Rescue Committee’s East Asia region and directed the organization’s portfolios in Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. He has 20 years of experience in conflict resolution, responding to refugee crises and delivering assistance to war-affected regions from Rwanda to the Balkans and eastern Myanmar. Carlson has built humanitarian assistance programs from the ground up in many fragile states and natural disaster situations, and he has led operational planning and program implementation in crisis-prone regions.

Carlson has a Bachelor of Science in building construction and contracting from Purdue University.