"Arab Spring' and future humanitarian challenges" by Yves Daccord

Past Event

25 April 2013, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Pichette Auditorium
Pembroke College</br> Pembroke Square</br> Oxford, OX1 1DW</br>

This lecture is hosted by the Oxford Institute for Law, Ethics and Armed Conflict, an Oxford Martin School Institute, the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the Oxford Humanitarian Group

Speaker: Yves Daccord, Director General, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Summary: In this lecture, he will discuss the humanitarian response to recent international crises such as conflict in Syria, and explore the ethical and strategic challenges for ICRC.

Biography: A former journalist, Yves Daccord joined ICRC in 1992 and worked in Israel and the occupied and autonomous territories, Sudan, Yemen, the northern Caucasus and Georgia. He returned to ICRC headquarters in 1997 to take up the post of Deputy Head of the Division for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law. In 1998 he was appointed Head of the Communication Division and then Director of Communication in 2002, a post he held until his appointment as Director-General in 2010.

Chair: Dr Hugo Slim, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Law, Ethics and Armed Conflict

This seminar is free and open to everyone, with no registration required.
For further details please email elac@politics.ox.ac.uk