Summer series – talks on humanitarianism

Posted: May 31, 2013 by zm2vpd in Uncategorized

*Humanitarianism: Past trends / future directions *

*This** summer series of talks at SOAS **will bring together academics and
practitioners to **discuss trends in humanitarian relief efforts and recent
contributions to humanitarian studies. Over the course of five days we will*
* **chart the evolution of humanitarianism, look at current developments
and tensions and seek to identify future directions and possibilities. **The
week will conclude with a panel of representatives of aid agencies invited
to address future challenges to humanitarian relief across borders on the
basis of their respective mandates and achievements.*

* *

*Monday 3rd June*

2-4pm B111:

Eleanor Davey (ODI Humanitarian Policy Group).

*History and Humanitarianism*

* *

*Tuesday 4th June*

2-4pm B111:

Professor Raymond Apthorpe.

*Why ‘aidand’ is a useful concept for anthropology and humanitarian studies*

* *

*Wednesday 5th June*

2-4pm FB01:

Dr Zoe Marriage

*Formal Peace and Informal War*

* *

*Thursday 6th June*

2-4pm B111:

Professor Johan Pottier

*When the evidence is ‘out there’: reflections on independent research in
Rwanda and eastern DRC*


*Friday 7th June*

2-4pm G51:

Panel including Mona Sadek (ICRC), Anne-Meike Fechter (Sussex),and others
to be announced.

*Future Challenges: where now for Humanitarianism?*


*Free and Open to All.*

Convened by Raymond Apthorpe (SOAS), Richard Axelby (SOAS) and Martin Webb (


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