NCHS represented at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Webinar 9 September from 18:00 CEST
Webinar Friday 9 September from 12:00NOON EST (18:00 CEST)

NCHS associate, Ayşe Bala Akal, is set to present at an upcoming Harvard Humanitarian Initiate (HHI) Executive Negotiation Project (ENP) webinar on “Security and Risk Analysis in Humanitarian Negotiations“.

The webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges of negotiating security, focusing particularly on tools and methods to strengthen the preparation and protection of national aid workers and national agencies who are most exposed in these conflict settings.

Register for the webinar here.

Other presenters featured include Pascal Daudin (Founder, ANTHROPOS Deep Security) and Dukup Dazang (Security Director at FHI 306).

The HHI is an academic and research center for humanitarian crisis and leadership, with the aim to advance evidence-based leadership in disasters and humanitarian crisis.

Akal has also published an NCHS paper on the topic of humanitarian negotiations titled “Tacit engagement as a form of remote management: Risk aversity in the face of sanctions regimes” in connection with the “Red lines and grey zones: Exploring the ethics of humanitarian negotiation” research project, led by Kristoffer Lidén at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

Ayşe Bala Akal is a Research Assistant and the coordinator of the Migration Centre at PRIO. She works on a number of projects on the ethics of humanitarian negotiation and migration. She holds a masters (2020) in International Criminal and Humanitarian Law from the University of Oslo.