Larry Minear was "director of the Humanitarianism and War Project at the Feinstein International Famine Center in the School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. He has worked on humanitarian and development issues since 1972, serving as staff to two NGOs and as a consultant to NGOs, governments, and UN organizations. He has a bachelors degree from Yale and masters degrees from Yale and Harvard. He has conducted research on many humanitarian emergencies and has written extensively for specialized and general audiences." 
"Larry retired in mid-2006 from the directorship of the HWP which he co-founded in 1991. Initially located in Washington, DC and Providence, RI, the project moved to the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University in 2000. In addition to managing the project, Larry carried out research, wrote and edited numerous publications on humanitarian issues and activities. His overseas involvement began in 1972 with a stint as director of a resettlement program in Southern Sudan. In 1975, he opened an advocacy office in Washington, DC for two NGOs, Church World Service and Lutheran World Relief."