Kristin Bergtora Sandvik to present at upcoming webinar ‘politics of digital humanitarianism’

New digital technologies offer the potential to resolve many challenges that may impede humanitarian efforts. However, technologies also have a political dimension and can have unintended harmful consequences.

The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) is hosting a webinar to explore this important topic and discuss how digital technologies transform humanitarianism.

Among the speakers, is the NCHS’s Professor Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo. Sandvik will share her insights on the development “Towards an extractive humanitarianism”.

Sandvik will be joined by Dr. Delf Rothe from the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg, who will present his research on “Digital humanitarianism and the governance of refugee camps”.

This webinar will take place on Friday 25 June from 3.00pm to 4.30pm (CEST). Please register here to join what promises to be a very interesting discussion.