Fruzsina Csaszar Di Ruggiero

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Areas of Expertise

Humanitarian assistance; forced migration - refugees, internal displacement; international development; international humanitarian law; monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian assistance programs; post-conflict reconstruction, conflict resolution; land tenure and property rights; early recovery and disaster assistance.

Fruzsina (Csaszar) Di Ruggiero brings to the classroom a passion for humanitarian issues and a decade of experience working to assist displaced persons in the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). Her policy expertise is informed by her engagement with multilateral organizations such as the UNHCR, ICRC, and IOM and by her field experience in countries including South Sudan, DRC, Sri Lanka, Iraq, and Jordan. Fruzsina has taught Foreign Service Institute courses on Humanitarian Assistance, and she is a seasoned mentor for students interested in international affairs. Prior to her career at the State Department, Fruzsina served as a Presidential Management Fellow at USAID, consulted with the World Bank, and worked as a research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She holds a master's degree in international development from Georgetown Univ. and is fluent in Hungarian and French.


Current Research

Refugees and the international humanitarian system; climate change and forced migration.


Master of Science in Foreign Service - Georgetown University; Graduate Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies - Institute for the Study of International Migration


Power, Rights, and Poverty: Concepts and Connections, edited by Ruth Alsop. The World Bank, 2004.

Classes Taught

Global Capstone Course - Conflict Resolution; Migration and Human Trafficking