Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Challenges to Principled Humanitarian Action in an Era of Polarization

30 November 2015 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Chatham House, London


Dominik Stillhart, Director of Operations, ICRC
Jean-Michel Grand, Executive Director, Action Against Hunger
Lucy Salek, Senior Policy Adviser, Islamic Relief
Stuart Gordon, Assistant Professor, LSE
Hugo Slim, Head of Policy, ICRC
Lindy Cameron, Director, Middle East, Humanitarian, Conflict and Stabilisation, UK Department for International Development
Peter Watkins, Director General Security Policy, UK Ministry of Defence



Jointly organized by Chatham House, the British Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross, this meeting will debate the effects of geopolitical shifts on the realities of principled humanitarian action in today’s complex humanitarian landscape.

It will also cover the implications for the UK defence and aid policy and its relationship with contemporary humanitarian action.

The meeting is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

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