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Ky Luu, J.D.

Ky Luu, J.D.

Executive Director and Clinical Associate Professor, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy

Tulane University School of Social Work
1555 Poydras, Suite 716
New Orleans, LA 70112
 

Educational Background

  • JD, George Washinton University School of Law, Washington, D.C., USA
  • BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
 

Professional Achievements

  • Advisory Council, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, 2011 - present 
  • Executive Director and Clinical Associate Professor, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University, 2009 – present.
  • Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, 2006 - 2009
  • White House Presidential Appointment
  • Chair, Global Humanitarian Donorship Initiative, 2008 - 2009
    • Appointed by Department of State and USAID
  • Chair, U.S. Task Force on Internally Displaced Persons, 2006 - 2009
    • Appointed by Department of State and USAID
  • Head of U.S. Delegation, UN Central Emergency Response Fund, 2007 - 2009
    • Appointed by Department of State and USAID
  • Head of U.S. Delegation, UN Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs Donor Support Group, 2007 - 2009 
    • Appointed by Department of State and USAID
  • Head of U.S. Delegation, International Organization for Migration, 2006 -2009
    • Appointed by Department of State and USAID
  • National Security Council Iraq Humanitarian Task Force, 2006 – 2009
    • Appointed by National Security Council and Department of State
  • National Security Council Afghanistan Humanitarian Task Force, 2006 - 2009
    • Appointed by National Security Council and Department of State
  • Chair and Founder, U.S. Inter Agency Disaster Coordination Committee, 2008 – 2009
  • Co-Chair, U.S. Delegation to UN Inter Agency Standing Committee, 2006 - 2009 
    • Appointed by Department of State
  • U.S. Delegate, World Food Programme Executive Committee, 2006 - 2009
    • Appointed by USAID Administrator
  • U.S. Delegate, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Executive Committee, 2006 – 2009
    • Appointed by USAID Administrator
  • U.S. Delegate, UNICEF Executive Committee, 2006 - 2009
    • Appointed by USAID Administrator
  • U.S. Delegate, International Committee of Red Cross Executive Committee, 2006 – 2009
    • Appointed by USAID Administrator
  • U.S. Delegate, International Federation of the Red Cross Executive Committee, 2006 - 2009 
    • Appointed by USAID Administrator
 
 

Selected Publications

Luu, Ky, Mock, N., Strother, S., Figley, C., Meffert, D., Edwards, J., Horjus, P., and Curdumi, S., Hornsby, M., Papendieck, A., et al “Haiti Humanitarian Assistance Evaluation; From a Resilience Perspective.” New Orleans: Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University. April 2012.
 
Luu, Ky, Mock, N., Strother, S., Horjus, P., and Curdumi, S.,“Haiti Humanitarian Aid Evaluation Tulane University DRLA and State University of Haiti Structured Analysis.” New Orleans: Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University. January 2011. Also available: www.drlatulane.org
 
Luu, Ky, Mock, N., Strother, S., Denzer B., and Curdumi, S.,“Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Phase III Report.” New Orleans: Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University. April 2011. Also available: www.drlatulane.org
 
Luu, Ky, Mock, N., Strother, S., Denzer, B., and Curdumi, S.,“Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Phase II Report.” New Orleans: Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University. December 2010. Also available: www.drlatulane.org
 
Luu, Ky, Mock, N., Strother, S., Denzer, B. and Curdumi, S.,“Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Phase I Report.” New Orleans: Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University. October 2010. Also available: www.drlatulane.org
 

Personal Statement

Ky Luu is an expert in the field of disaster management and has extensive experience in handling all aspects of humanitarian and disaster assistance programming as an implementer, donor, and academic. Mr. Luu is a founding member and head of the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy at Tulane University. Ky left his post as the Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) where he led the U.S. Government office responsible for providing humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA has a worldwide staff of 256 professionals and in FY 2008, responded to 81 disasters benefiting more than 193 million people in 57 countries with a total budget of $700 million. Prior to joining OFDA, he served for three years as Vice President for International Medical Corps (IMC) in Washington, DC, where he played a key role in strategic planning, policy and program development, and emergency global response. Mr. Luu has extensive experience working with NGOs, including serving as Director of Government Relations for the International Research & Exchanges Board in Washington, DC; Resettlement Officer for the United States Refugee Resettlement Office in Croatia; and Government Relations Officer for the International Rescue Committee in Washington, DC. In addition to his NGO experience, Mr. Luu worked for White & Case LLP in New York as a Corporate Associate in Mergers and Acquisitions. 
 
 
 
 
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