On Friday, January 25th, the Kenan Institute for Ethics will be sponsoring a workshop on the ethics and politics of humanitarian intervention in contexts of migration and conflict. The program will bring together scholars whose work engages theoretical perspectives on medical, psychosocial and legal humanitarianism. Particular attention will be paid to the ways humanitarian intervention intersects with diverse forms of migration and displacement, particularly in post-conflict settings. Participants will present work based on ethnographic research in a wide range of global and institutional contexts.
Panel themes will address the complex ethical commitments and dilemmas faced by aid workers; tensions between security and humanitarianism in contexts of asylum; humanitarianism and temporality; the experiential implications of intervention for humanitarians and recipients; the challenges of humanitarianism in contexts of protracted displacement; and humanitarian interventions as sites of governance and care.
Heath Cabot (College of the Atlantic)
Nadia El-Shaarawi (Duke)
Ilana Feldman (George Washington University)
Bridget Haas (UC San Diego)
Erica Caple James (MIT)
Sara Lewis (Columbia)
Pierre Minn (UC SF/UC Berkeley)
Peter Redfield (UNC Chapel Hill)
Charles Watters (Rutgers)
Saiba Varma (Duke)
This workshop is invitation only. For more information, please contact Nadia El-Shaarawi, firstname.lastname@example.org.