Workshop: "Humanitarian Action and Ethics"

Mardi, 24 Mai, 2016

Organized by Sciences Po Paris – Center for Political Research (CEVIPOF)

The workshop focuses on humanitarian action, i.e. the action that aims at saving lives, alleviating suffering and protecting human dignity during and in the aftermath of crises caused by disasters or conflicts (in particular, but not exclusively, activities of UN agencies and NGOs). The aim of the workshop is to explore lived experiences of humanitarian actors and invite discussion on relationships within humanitarian practice (such as relationships within humanitarian organisations, within affected communities, and between humanitarian actors and recipients of humanitarian assistance). The workshop aims at engaging an interdisciplinary discussion on humanitarian ethics drawing from personal experience, empirical research, and/or conceptual inquiry in order to approach creatively and constructively ongoing practical issues in the humanitarian field today.

Presentation by James Smith and Tammam Aloudat on "The Ethics of Compromise in Medical Humanitarian Response".


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Date and venue

26-27 May

Center for Political Research (CEVIPOF) - Sciences Po Paris
98, rue de l’Université
7e arrondissement
75007 Paris


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