2 October 2018 18:00 - 02 October 2018 20:00

Book launch: Humanitarian Action and Ethics

An expert dissection of the moral and ethical dilemmas inherent in the delivery of humanitarian assistance with case studies drawing from the lived experience of over thirty contributors. With a Foreword by Hugo Slim.

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Speakers & panellists

Prof. Doris Schopper
Opening remarks

Prof. Doris Schopper

Director, CERAH

Hugo Slim
Moderator

Hugo Slim

Head of Policy and Diplomacy, ICRC

Ayesha Ahmad
Speaker

Ayesha Ahmad

Editor of Humanitarian Action and Ethics; Lecturer in Global Health

Jacques de Maio
Speaker

Jacques de Maio

Head of Delegation in Israel and the Occupied Territories, ICRC

Caroline Clarinval
Speaker

Caroline Clarinval

Team Lead, Health Emergencies Programme, WHO

James Smith
Present

James Smith

Editor of Humanitarian Action and Ethics; Humanitarian Affairs Officer, MSF

About the conference

Humanitarian action is perceived by many as a laudable endeavor, and as a duty to the less privileged, the politically forgotten, and the most vulnerable. Traditionally, humanitarian response has been characterised as a Western, "morally untouchable", and minimally reflective field. "Humanitarian Action and Ethics" powerfully explores the ethical dilemmas faced by humanitarian actors in today's complex operational environment, with contributions in Ahmad and Smith's edited anthology deconstructing the illusion of "doing it right".

An expert dissection of the moral and ethical dilemmas inherent in the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

Featuring interdisciplinary contributions from humanitarian practitioners, health professionals and scientists, this new reference text explores the question of ethics in modern humanitarian work. Case studies drawing from the lived experience of over thirty contributors covers humanitarian work in France, Haiti, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, and a number of other countries, and addresses issues such as gender based violence, migration, and the political economy of humanitarianism. This anthology offers new perspectives on humanitarian ethics, as well as insights into how such ethical considerations might inform more effective approaches to humanitarian work.

 

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Date & Time

2 October 2018 18:00 - 02 October 2018 20:00

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Venue address

Humanitarium
17 avenue de la paix, 1202 Geneva