"Manipulation and independence in humanitarian action: ethical challenges in recent crises" by Prof Antonio Donini

Past Event

07 November 2012, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Manor Road Building
University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Humanitarian Group which is part of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, an Oxford Martin School Institute

Speaker: Professor Antonio Donini, Senior Researcher, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University

Biography: Donini works on issues relating to the future of humanitarian action. From 2002 to 2004 he was a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He has worked for 26 years in the United Nations in research, evaluation, and humanitarian capacities. His last post was as Director of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (1999-2002). Before going to Afghanistan he was chief of the Lessons Learned Unit at OCHA, where he managed a program of independent studies on the effectiveness of relief efforts in complex emergencies. He has published widely on evaluation, humanitarian, and UN reform issues. In 2004 he co-edited the volume Nation-Building Unraveled? Aid, Peace, and Justice in Afghanistan (Kumarian Press) as well as several articles exploring the implications of the crises in Afghanistan and Iraq for the future of humanitarian action.

All seminars are free and open to everyone, with no registration required. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.