Leonie Arendt-Cassetta is an independent policy consultant. She advises, writes, researches and speaks on humanitarian policy issues and trends including the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the opportunities and challenges of new and emerging technologies for the humanitarian sector, and the impacts of climate change on humanitarian action. She has authored studies for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on the 20th anniversary of the protection of civilians agenda at the United Nations Security Council and on realizing the “digital promise” for humanitarian action. Leonie previously worked as a legal practitioner in private practice and in government. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia Law School with a focus on public international law, IHL and human rights, and a master’s degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in business law. She is licensed to practice law in Germany and the United States (California).