SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

BOOK LAUNCH: The Golden Fleece: Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action

Antonio Donini (Editor), Norah Niland (Author of chapter on Protection), Helen Young (Author of chapter on Darfur), Jonathan Goodhand (Chair)

Date: 7 December 2012Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 7 December 2012Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B102

Type of Event: Book Launch

This edited volume examines the impact of manipulation on the effectiveness of humanitarian action. Starting with the origins of organized humanitarian action in the mid-19th century through the twenty-plus years since the end of the Cold War, the authors chronicle the successes and failures of the humanitarian enterprise, building on decades of experience at the frontlines of the world's most devastating crises.

Antonio DONINI, Editor of the book The Golden Fleece, Senior Researcher at the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University

Norah NILAND, Author of the chapter on Protection, Research Associate at the Center for Conflict, Development and Peace-Building at the Graduate Institute in Geneva
with long experience in humanitarian and human rights issues.

Helen YOUNG, Author of the chapter on Darfur, Research Director at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University and specialist on Sudan.

Jonathan Goodhand (SOAS) will chair the meeting.

The Golden Fleece is published by Kumarian Press.