Howard Hudson MA


Head of Communications

Howard Hudson joined UNU-MERIT in 2011, and was made Head of Communications in 2018. He has 20 years' experience in political communications, having worked across four continents with EU and UN agencies, Chatham House and Amnesty International.

Over the last few years, Howard has co-led a range of major projects, including UNU's introduction to the Global Goals, its 'Jargon Buster' metaglossary app (featured on Reuters), its science reporting series (now in its 10th edition, in partnership with UNESCO), as well as its European membership of The Conversation op-ed platform.

Howard has edited several hundred publications at UNU, covering dozens of policy briefs and research reports for national governments and UN agencies, while pioneering UNU's roll out of the Shorthand visual storytelling platform (used in particular for special events and annual reports).

He is also a regular if modest contributor to Chatham House events, for example on the UN's vision for a digital future, the relationship between policymaking and research, and how an international regulatory regime can protect the world’s data.

Howard holds a BA in English Literature, Philosophy and Italian from the University of Durham, UK (1999) and an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent, UK (2003). The following year he started a PhD in Political History at the University of Bologna, Italy.




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