Marc Linning brings 14 years of humanitarian Protection and Prevention experience to the team. Prior to joining CIVIC, he was as a Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Working with civilians and detainees in contexts, such as Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the Persian Gulf region, the U.S. and Colombia, Marc analyzed and communicated humanitarian Protection issues to relevant state and non-state actors. When based out of Geneva from 2010 to 2012, he revised ICRC’s global dialogue approach towards U.S. military -and security stakeholders. As Head of ICRC’s Protection programs for the US and Canada between 2013-2016, Marc engaged relevant authorities to reduce and mitigate against humanitarian consequences linked to the conduct of hostilities of US, and US-partnered operations worldwide. He oversaw ICRC’s Protection work at Guantanamo Bay and worked with US immigration authorities to address protection concerns for Mexicans upon their deportation. Marc holds a Masters Degree in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London and a Bachelors degree in Arabic and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He is fluent in English, German, French, and Spanish while trying to keep up his Arabic.