Dan Maxwell has been on the faculty of the Feinstein Center at Tufts University since 2006, where he leads the research program in food security and livelihoods in complex emergencies and teaches courses in food security and humanitarian studies. From 2008 to 2011 he was the chair of the newly formed Department of Food and Nutrition Policy in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts. Prior to coming to Tufts, he was the Deputy Regional Director for CARE International in Eastern and Central Africa, based in Nairobi from1998-2006. In addition to his primary responsibility for the oversight of Country Offices, he was responsible for program development, emergency preparedness and response, monitoring and evaluation and technical support for ten countries in the Great Lakes and the Greater Horn of Africa. From 1995 to1998, he was a Rockefeller Post-Doctoral Fellow the International Food Policy Research Institute. Prior to completing his PhD he worked for Mennonite Central Committee for ten years in Tanzania and Uganda. His recent research has focused on food security and livelihoods in protracted crises, impact assessment of livelihoods and disaster risk reduction programming, and food security measurement.