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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

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.

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

Previous Events in this series

Future Challenges: where now for Humanitarianism?

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

7 June 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Professor Johan Pottier

6 June 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Formal Peace and Informal War

Dr Zoe Marriage

5 June 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Why 'aidand' is a useful concept for anthropology and humanitarian studies

Professor Raymond Apthorpe.

4 June 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

History and Humanitarianism

Eleanor Davey (ODI Humanitarian Policy Group)

3 June 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM