16 October 2015 9.30am — 5.30pm
Weston Library (Map)
Chaired by Professor Sir Adam Roberts
The UN and Humanitarian Action: Learning Lessons from Past Experience for Future Policy
In keeping with the idea of 'Witness', each of the sessions will be introduced by panellists invited to address the session topic from their direct personal experience. In the discussion, participants will be invited to identify lessons from their experience, which could contribute to UK policy and the positions advocated by NGOs, in the lead-up to the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016.
Participants will be invited to contribute in advance short written 'Witness Briefs' related to one or more of the session topics, which will be shared with other participants and the Bodleian Library's UN Career Records Project. The proceedings of the seminar will be recorded, also on behalf of the UN Career Records Project.
Welcome and introduction by Seminar Chair, Professor Sir Adam Roberts
Session 1 - Delivering humanitarian aid: who does it best?
Panel: Michael Mosselmans (Moderator); Angela Raven-Roberts, AN Other
Session 2 - Working with political and development actors: where should UN humanitarians 'sit'?
Panel: David Harland (Moderator), Alan Doss, Nicola Dahrendorf
Session 3 - Delivering humanitarian aid while protecting human rights: the challenges for the UN of impartiality, access and advocacy
Panel: Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill (Moderator), Sir John Holmes, Professor Mukesh Kapila
Session 4 - What has our experience taught us? Lessons for future policy
Panel: Professor Sir Adam Roberts (Moderator), Michael Keating, Dr Randolph Kent
|5.20-5.30pm||Closing remarks by Professor Sir Adam Roberts|
Hosts and Sponsors
BAFUNCS, All Souls College, Oxford; Bodleian Libraries, Oxford; United Nations Association (UNA-UK); King's College London; Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, London.
The seminar is held between the Weston Library and All Souls College.
The seminar is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance. Tickets are for the entire day.Conferences & symposia; Free events