John Mitchell – Director, ALNAP
Hugo Slim - Author of 'Humanitarian Ethics' and Head of Policy, ICRC
Rianne C. ten Veen – Head of Research, Osman Consulting
Alice Obrecht – Research Fellow, ALNAP
It can be hard for humanitarians to live up to the principles of impartiality and independence, and focus on alleviating human suffering when many others may not share these views. Do humanitarian principles and ethical practice still have a place in humanitarian action, or are they overwhelmed by the power and realpolitik of others in armed conflicts and disasters?
In his new book ‘Humanitarian Ethics: A Guide to the Morality of Aid in War and Disaster’, Hugo Slim – Head of Policy at the ICRC – aims to answer these questions and enable humanitarian workers to develop a practical understanding of the principles that govern their profession.
Join ALNAP and Hugo for the launch of this book and a discussion about the place of values and ethics in humanitarian action.
(The book will be available for sale and Hugo will be signing copies before and after the event. Cash and card payments will be accepted.)