Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
M.Sc., University of Wales, 1976
Humanitarian action, United Nations organization, food security
Masood Hyder joined Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, Department of Public Administration and
International Affairs, in 2017 as its newest Professor of Practice. He
offers courses on Humanitarian Action, Food Security, the UN, and Development Aid.
Professor Hyder has 28 years' experience in development and disaster
management, in progressively responsible positions at the United Nations (with
the World Food Programme, the UN Development Programme, and the UN Office for
the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs). He has first- hand experience of
dealing with humanitarian and development operations and projects at country
level, having lived and worked in Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Bangladesh,
Indonesia and Djibouti. He has experience of cooperating with and advocating
for communities striving to overcome the effects of poverty and disaster. He is
familiar with UN System Headquarters in New York, Rome and Washington D.C.
having also worked in those locations. Prior to joining the UN, he served for
five years as Senior Research Officer in the Civil Service College, Civil
Service Department, London. In 2011 and 2012, he taught graduate-level courses
on humanitarian affairs at Syracuse University and lately at Fordham
University, New York.
Masood Hyder has a B.Sc.
(Econ) from the London School of Economics, and
M.Sc. (Strategic Studies) from the University of Wales.
ARTICLES & BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS
- WFP: Organizational Maintenance in
Uncertain Times, in Kevin Cahill (ed), More with Less: Disasters in an Era
of Diminishing Resources, Fordham University Humanitarian
Series (August 2012)
- October Coup, A Memoir of the Struggle for Hyderabad by Mohammed
Hyder. Edited by Masood Hyder (Rolibooks, India: 2012; Amazon Kindle)
- The Diplomacy of Specialized
Agencies: High Food Prices and the World Food Programme’ by Henk-Jan Brinkman
and Masood Hyder, in The New Dynamics of Multilateralism, James P.
Muldoon, Jr., JoAnn Fagot Aviel, Richard Reitano, and Earl Sullivan (eds.), Westview
Press, September 2010.
- Humanitarianism and the
Muslim World’, Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, Tufts, August, 2007
Humanitarian Space in Sudan" in Hazel Smith and Larry Minear (eds), Humanitarian
Diplomacy, UNU, 2007
- Entry on
"Famine" in Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine , Stephen
Lock, John Last and George Dunea (eds), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001,
pp 301 – 303.
- "From Relief
to Development: Food-for -Work in Bangladesh" Disasters, ODI, vol. 20 no. 1, London, 1996
pp 21 – 33.
the Evolutionary Model" and "Defense: US - UK Collaboration on Polaris" in Helen Wallace and David
Lewis (eds), Policies into Practice, Heinemann, London, 1984, pp 1
- 18, and pp 183 - 202.
- UNCLOS, A
Negotiation Exercise, Helen Wallace and Masood Hyder,Civil Service College,
- "Parliament and Defense Affairs: the Defense Sub-Committee of the
Expenditure Committee," Public Administration, RIIA, London, 1977,
pp 59 –78.
OP-EDS, BOOK REVIEWS
- “Bangla Offers
Lessons in Relief” The Asian Age, London, January 30, 2005.
North Korea" The Fifth Column, Far Eastern Economic Review, September 2, 2004.
- "In North
Korea, First Save Lives" OpEd, Washington Post, 4 January 2004.
- Review of Hungry for Peace by Hazel Smith, Millennium, London , 2007, vol.35.3.
- "Aceh, Six months On" Development Today, Vollen, Norway, 18 July 2005.
On UN OCHA roster of mentors to first-time UN Humanitarian Coordinators.
Previously mentored Cooridinators in Mali and Eritrea.
Aid Policies of the BRICS
Meeting humanitarian needs in middle income countries
Humanitarianism in the Muslim world
Impact of 'One UN' on humanitarian action
Coordination between the Bretton Woods Institutions and UN food agencies on national food stocks