Samuel Nichols of Catholic Relief Services to Lead Discussion on Humanitarian Efforts

A former program manager for food security, Nichols will speak on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Samuel NicholsSamuel Nichols, a former program manager for food security in Afghanistan for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will be speaking on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Cafe 1853 in Thomas Hall.

His talk will be centered on his work for peace and justice through the humanitarian efforts of CRS with Afghani, Ukrainian, Syrian, and Turkish populations. He will also discuss careers in international humanitarian relief and development.  

Nichols has had more than eight years of experience in international and community development. While with CRS, he has managed the WASH project: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene systems in Egypt and Turkey villages. His position as program manager of food security had him overseeing projects that incorporate agriculture, livestock, nutrition and vegetable gardening components within Afghanistan. Nichols also has significant experience with program evaluation or Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of various projects.

Manhattan College is a CRS global campus, partnering with CRS to advance the global social mission of the Catholic Church at the institutional, faculty and student levels. Through this collaboration, the College maintains a shared commitment to the CRS mission to assist the poor and respond to major emergencies, fight disease and nurture peaceful and just societies around the world.

By Pete McHugh