The history of global humanitarianism is currently a vibrant field of academic research worldwide. There are also moves to promote the use of history in the practice and policy-making of humanitarian action. In this public roundtable we bring together key scholars from a variety of international settings, inviting them to comment on the successes and challenges of writing such histories, and to examine the ways in which academic work can engage with practitioners and policy makers.
This event is open to all and forms part of the end-of-project workshop organised by the ‘Moral Economy of Global Civil Society: A History of Voluntary Food Aid’ project, which has been funded by the Swedish Research Council 2013-2017, and is a partnership between Södertörn University, Sweden and University College London.
We expect a lively debate with plenty of time for questions, answers and discussion. Whether you are a student, academic, interested member of the public or work/volunteer for an humanitarian organisation we welcome your attendance at and contribution to the event.
Speakers: Professor Norbert Götz (Södertörn University, Sweden), Professor Dominque Marshall (Carleton University, Canada), Professor Bertrand Taithe (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr Pamala Wiepking (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands).
Chair: Dr Georgina Brewis, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK.
16.00-18.00 Roundtable held in the Chadwick Lecture Theatre (B05 LT), Chadwick Building, UCL.
The building is on your immediate right as you enter the main UCL gates on Gower Street. Enter and take the stairs or lift to the basement.
18.00-19.00 Drinks Reception held in the Wilkins Building (Main Building) North Cloisters, UCL.