Successful NCHS Annual Meeting wraps up in Oslo

Many thanks to all our panelists and participants!

The third NCHS Research Network Annual Meeting wrapped up today after two days of productive discussions among humanitarian researchers and practitioners at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and online. With the overarching theme of the meeting being “Humanitarian protection 20 years into the global ‘war on terror’”, participants explored the impact of counterterrorism measures for humanitarian efforts.

This year the NCHS Annual Lecture was delivered by Professor Faisal Devji, St. Antony’s College on the topic of “The Anti-Politics of Humanity”. We would like to thank Professor Devji for his insightful and thought provoking lecture.

A series of roundtables were also held exploring the legal and diplomatic dimensions of humanitarian negotiations and humanitarian protection in conflict.

We were also fortunate to host a roundtable with humanitarian practitioners on the consequences of counterterrorism measures on the work of Norwegian NGOs, with representatives from Norwegian People’s Aid, Norwegian Red Cross, Save the Children Norway, Doctors without Borders/MSF Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If you missed any of the Annual Meeting panels, we plan to make recordings of these discussions available soon so stay tuned.

The NCHS would again like to thank all our panelists and participants, with a special thank you to the organising committee.

We hope to see you again next year for the fourth NCHS Annual Meeting!