Online seminar 8 June – ‘Dimensions of power in humanitarian contexts’ with guest presentation by Michael Barnett.

The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) network invites you to the upcoming online seminar, Dimensions of Power in Humanitarian Contexts.’ This event will be held online on Tuesday 8 June from 14:30-16:30 (CEST – Oslo time) via Zoom.

This seminar will explore power structures in humanitarian contexts, including the localisation of humanitarian assistance, the influence of large corporations and the role of technology.

The opening session will feature a guest presentation by Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at the George Washington University, titled ‘A Humanitarian Club: Power in the Humanitarian Architecture.’

The second session will include a panel of presentations from researchers Hanna Matt (University of Manchester), Sofie Henriksen (Danish Institute for International Studies and Copenhagen Business School), Emmanuel Viga (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Isabelle Schläpfer(University of Bern).

To join this seminar, please register in advance HERE.

Please see the attached flyer for more information, including the seminar program and presentation abstracts.

This will be an interactive seminar with opportunity for questions and discussion following both sessions.

This event is free and open to all so please also feel free to share this invitation among your networks.

If you are interested in presenting or being involved in future NCHS events, please reach out to

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