Diego Otegui Ph.D.

specializes in the design and implementation of emergency management and humanitarian educational programs

Dr. Otegui is an Assistant Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management at the University of Central Missouri. He is an acclaimed humanitarian practitioner and scholar. He has published in top journals and lectured in numerous conferences around the world. He received his Ph.D. in Disaster Science and Management from the University of Delaware. He participated in humanitarian missions in several countries including East Timor, Democratic Republic of Congo, India and Mozambique. He currently serves on the board of the International Humanitarian Studies Association and is the US Representative for the University Network of the Americas for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Most Recent Publications
– Otegui, Diego. 2021. “Understanding the Cognitive Gap between Humanitarians and Survivors during Humanitarian Operations.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 63.
– Otegui, Diego Fernandez, and Daryl Yoder-Bontrager, eds. 2021. The Humanitarian Machine : Reflections from Practice. Routledge Humanitarian Studies. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
– Otegui, Diego. 2020 “The Concealed Weaknesses of Strong Early Warning Systems. The Case of Mexico” Scientific Papers of the Main School of Fire Service. Issue 74 (93-111).
– Otegui, Diego. 2019 “Can gangs play a role in providing relief?”, Humanitarian Alternatives, n°10, March 2019, p.100-109