Victor Tanner "has designed and implemented emergency relief programs in Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans since 1988 for Medecins Sans Frontieres, the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children (UK), U.N. agencies and USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). His main research focus is the political repercussions of humanitarian assistance. He led a one-year review of the political context of OFDA’s programs in former Yugoslavia. He is currently assisting USAID structure its emergency relief and rehabilitation response in Afghanistan. Mr. Tanner received his M.A. in international relations from SAIS. He co-teaches Humanitarianism, Aid and Politics with Professor Kvitashvili.“ 
Faculty member of the SAIS International Development Program.
- "Biography", SAIS, Accessed January 2007.