Global Health: On the Racial Immunologics of Humanitarian Organizations
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by Malak Sherif
2y ago
Play Video ‘Global Health: On the Racial Immunologics of Humanitarian Organizations’ is the second seminar of our 2021/22 series. The session included a discussion with Adia Benton, who expands on a theory of racial immunologics introduced in her essay, “Racial immunologics and the Ebola Response in West Africa,” to further elaborate the institutionalization of spatial and racial dimensions of humanitarian risk. The seminar was followed by a Q&A from attendees. Speaker: Adia Benton, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at Northwestern University, where she is affiliate ..read more
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Real Talk: Afghanistan Beyond Geo-politics and States
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by Malak Sherif
2y ago
Play Video ‘Real Talk: Afghanistan Beyond Geo-politics and States’ is the first seminar of our 2021/22 series. The session included a discussion with Dr. Ahmad Qais Munhazim, Dr. Homira May Rezai and Dr. Mariam Safi, experts in conflict, communities and marginalised populations in Afghanistan. The seminar was followed by a Q&A from attendees.  Speakers: Dr. Ahmad Qais Munhazim, Assistant Professor of Global Studies at the Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Homira May Rezai, Chairperson of Hazara Committee in the UK and Operations Lead at MirZyme Therapeutics, and Dr. Mariam Safi, Fo ..read more
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast – Season 3 Episode 1
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by Maegan Rodricks
2y ago
Welcome back to the third season of the Humanitarian Hub Podcast! In this episode Dr. Althea-Maria Rivas speaks to Dr. Oliver Walton, a senior lecturer at the University of Bath in International Development. They discuss Walton’s recent work, examining the role of borderlands and brokers in post-war transitions in Nepal and Sri Lanka, and the role of alcohol in conflict-affected regions. Dr. Walton’s research has focused on the political economy of war to peace transitions, civil society, NGOs and NGO legitimacy. Prior to joining the University of Bath in March 2013, he worked as a Research ..read more
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast – Season 3 Episode 1
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by Maegan Rodricks
2y ago
Welcome back to the third season of the Humanitarian Hub Podcast! In this episode Dr. Althea-Maria Rivas speaks to Dr. Oliver Walton, a senior lecturer at the University of Bath in International Development. They discuss Walton’s recent work, examining the role of borderlands and brokers in post-war transitions in Nepal and Sri Lanka, and the role of alcohol in conflict-affected regions. Dr. Walton’s research has focused on the political economy of war to peace transitions, civil society, NGOs and NGO legitimacy. Prior to joining the University of Bath in March 2013, he worked as a Research Fe ..read more
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast – Season 3 Episode 2
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by Leanne Rantell
2y ago
Welcome back! In this episode Maegan Rodricks and Leanne Rantell speak to Dr. Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou, a British-Nigerian political scientist with expertise in business and human rights, conflict and the politics of identity. We discuss her role as chair of the Expert Working Group of Nigeria’s Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission, her interest in climate justice and the role of Africa in the COP26. Dr. Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou is currently the Director of Politics and Governance at the UK’s leading think tank, ODI, where she is also Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Armed Grou ..read more
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The Realities of Covid-19 in Yemen 10 years after the Arab Spring
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by Maegan Rodricks
2y ago
‘The realities of Covid-19 in Yemen, 10 years after the Arab Spring’ is the second webinar of our 2020/21 Seminar series. The session included a discussion with Abdi Ismail about the effect of Covid-19, the continuing humanitarian crisis and how the international community is combating the conflict. Followed by a Q&A session from SOAS students on the situation in Yemen and a career in the humanitarian sector. Speaker: Abdi Ismail, ICRC Head of Mission Aden, Yemen Chairs: Dr. Laura Hammond, Lecturer, Development Studies, SOAS and Dr. Althea-Maria Rivas, Lecturer, Development Studies, SOAS ..read more
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Borderlands, Conflict & Illicit Economies: Challenges for Humanitarian Action
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by Maegan Rodricks
2y ago
‘Borderlands, Conflict & Illicit Economies: Challenges for Humanitarian Action’ is the first webinar of our 2020/21 Seminar series. The webinar includes a presentation and discussion led by members of the GCRF-funded research project ‘Drugs & (Dis)order: Building Sustainable Peacetime Economies in the Aftermath of War’. Drugs & (dis)order addresses the overarching question of how can war economies be transformed into peace economies? It focuses on the role of illicit drugs in nine conflict-affected borderland regions of Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar. The research team presents ..read more
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Re-envisioning Global Humanitarian Response
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by Maegan Rodricks
2y ago
‘Re-envisioning Global Humanitarian Response, is the last webinar in our 2019/2020 series. The speakers explore key and emerging humanitarian challenges. Including the impact of Covid-19 and considering what shifts in discourse and practice, approaches to innovation, accountability, and power relationships might be necessary to address situations of crisis, conflict, and disaster in the future. Panellists will reflect upon and challenge conventional thinking and the ways in which we understand humanitarianism, humanitarian priorities, actors, and principles. Panel: Dr. Sarah Njeri, Research A ..read more
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast – Season 2 Episode 3
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by Leanne Rantell
2y ago
Play Video Welcome back for the third episode of the Humanitarian Hub Podcast! In this episode, Leanne Rantell and Maegan Rodricks speak to Laura Hammond, a Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, on her recently published report with the UNDP on Development Solutions to Internal Displacement. Laura gives an insight into the report’s findings and delves deeper into aspects of the case studies. If you haven’t already, click here to read the full report ..read more
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A View from Myanmar by Anonymous
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by Maegan Rodricks
3y ago
A Photo Essay of the events in Myanmar ..read more
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