SOAS Humanitarian Hub Seminar Series

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SOAS Humanitarian Hub Seminar Series

May 26, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


‘Re-envisioning Global Humanitarian Response’ Webinar

About this Event

This event, entitled ‘Re-envisioning Global Humanitarian Response’ will be the third webinar in our 2019/2020 series.

The webinar will focus on exploring key and emerging humanitarian challenges -including the impact of Covid-19 – and considering what shifts in discourse and practice, approaches to innovation, accountability, and power relationships might be necessary to address situations of crisis, conflict, and disaster in the future.

Panellists will reflect upon and challenge conventional thinking and the ways in which we understand humanitarianism, humanitarian priorities, actors, and principles.


Dr. Sarah Njeri, Research Associate, African Leadership Centre, Kings College London

Professor Laura Hammond , Professor of Development Studies, SOAS

Samir Elhawary, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator and Head of Office, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), Venezuela

Lars Peter Nissen, Director, ACAPS, Geneva and Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen

Marc Dubois, Senior Research Fellow, SOAS and former Executive Director of MSF-UK and Ireland


Dr. Althea-Maria Rivas, Lecturer, Gender, Peace and Conflict Studies, SOAS


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