Humanitarian Conference 'Beyond Neutrality: The Humanitarian System at a Crossroads'

Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This conference will feature two panels:'Conformity, Impartiality and Rights'and 'Humanitarianism Between Charity and International Security', moderated by Prof. Dirk Salomons and Prof. Susannah Friedman, Columbia University. It marks Prof. Salomons' retirement and his contribution to the humanitarian policy field.

It has been organized by SIPA Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy Concentration in order to reflect on the dramatic challenges that threaten to upend the current humanitarian enterprise.

Guest speakers are Prof. Michael Doyle, University Professor at Columbia; Ms. Liesl Gernholz, Executive Director of Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch; Mr. Michael Neuman, Director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) research center CRASH in Paris; Mr. David Rieff, author; Ms. Edem Wosornu, Head of the Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Guidance Section, OCHA, United Nations and Mr. Aurelien Buffler, Chief of the Policy Advice and Planning Section, OCHA, United Nations.