Humanitarian Experiences: Ethical conflicts in historical perspective

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What can be learned from the conflicting experiences faced by humanitarians in the field? How were situations of moral conflict and ethical dilemmas lived by humanitarians forced to identify and prioritize the needs of affected populations or confronted with the violence exerted on targeted groups? How did they embody or act on humanitarian ethical principles such as impartiality, neutrality and independence? How, in situations of emergency and danger, did they manage to “do no harm” with their practices of care? What traces of these lived experiences and affects have been left and how might these sources be approached in order to understand the daily practices and dilemmas of humanitarians in the field? How can we understand these sources as material objects which incarnate the humanitarian experience and whose production and circulation transmit this to different publics?
Period17 Nov 202218 Nov 2022
Event typeConference
LocationGeneva, SwitzerlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational