Dimensions of power in humanitarian contexts

Date/Time: 08/06/2021  14:30 - 16:30

Please join us for our upcoming online seminar, ‘Dimensions of Power in Humanitarian Contexts.’ 

This seminar will feature a guest presentation by Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at the George Washington University, titled ‘A Humanitarian Club: Power in the Humanitarian Architecture.’

Five years on from the first (and only) World Humanitarian Summit and the pledge to ‘localize’ humanitarianism, Michael will discuss how there has been little shift in power from international to local actors and why it has been so hard for a humanitarian governance that pledges solidarity and equality to practice what it preaches.

This event will be held online on Tuesday 8 June from 14:30-16:30 (CEST – Oslo time) via Zoom. To join us, please register in advance HERE.

This seminar will also include a panel of presentations from the following researchers.

Sofie Henriksen (Danish Institute for International Studies and Copenhagen Business School) – ‘Hacking the Refugee Crisis: Examining Corporate Tech Narratives in Humanitarianism’.

Emmanuel Viga (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) – ‘Moral and Social Dimensions of Accountability in Civic Humanitarianism: Relational Aid among South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda’.

Hanna Matt (University of Manchester) – ‘The Russian Red Cross during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)’.

Isabelle Schläpfer (University of Bern) – ‘Humanitarian Technologies as Sociotechnical Imaginaries: How Multi-national Companies Impact the Idea of Principled Aid through Technologies’.

More information about this seminar, including the program and presentation abstracts is available here: NCHS seminar Tues 8 June – Dimensions of power in humanitarian contexts.

This will be an interactive event with opportunity for questions and discussion following both sessions.

This event is hosted by the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies and is free and open to all. We hope you can join us!

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