NCHS Research Network Annual Meeting. “Humanitarian Challenges in Contexts of Conflict and Complex Emergency: Diplomacy, Containment, Lawfare”

Date/Time: 05/11/2019  All Day

Location: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)

The annual meeting for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts will take place 5 November 2019 at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) offices in Bergen, Norway.

These meetings aim to gather researchers to present ongoing work related to humanitarian efforts broadly speaking, and to exchange on common challenges and how to better address issues raised in the humanitarian sector.

This event is invite-only, and for the NCHS Research Network. To RSVP, join the Network, or for more information about the NCHS, please contact Andrea Silkoset at 


Tentative Program

09:00 Welcome and introduction, Antonio De Lauri

09:10 The annual activities of the NCHS, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

09:15 Humanitarian Diplomacy: Practices and Challenges

Panel: Ole Jacob Sending, Elizabeth C. Dunn, Meliha Altunisik, Cristina Churruca , Salla Turunen

Moderator: Antonio Donini

10:45 Humanitarian Diplomacy of the Gulf States

Panel: Sultan Barakat, Deniz Gokalp, Claude Bruderlein

Moderator: Antonio De Lauri

12:00 Lunch

13:00 SuperCamp: Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East

Roundtable: A. Knudsen, R. Bryant, K. Dorai, B. White, K. Berg, S. Bendixsen

14:00 The Lawyering of Humanitarian Action: Playing Offense and Defense from Legal Mobilization to Lawfare

Kristin B. Sandvik

Discussant: TBC

14:45 Coffee break

15:15 Annual Lecture: Is Independent Medical Humanitarian Assistance Possible in Today’s Conflicts?

Morten Rostrup

Discussant: Dorothea Hilhorst

16:15 Aperitif

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