Amidst the Debris: Humanitarianism and the End of Liberal Order
|Starts:||15:00 14 Jul 2021|
|Ends:||16:30 14 Jul 2021|
|What is it:||Book launch|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Speaker:||Juliano Fiori, Nimmi Gowrinathan, Olivia U. Rutazibwa, Simon Reid-Henry, Charlotte Lydia Riley|
The event is jointly organised by the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at University College London, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester, Save the Children's Humanitarian Affairs Team and Hurst Publishers.
Book: Amidst the Debris: Humanitarianism and the End of Liberal Order
Edited by Juliano Fiori Fernando Espada Andrea Rigon Bertrand Taithe Rafia Zakaria
In recent years, liberal norms and institutions associated with the post-Cold War moment have been challenged by a visceral and affective politics. This has provoked the production of a considerable body of angsty writing on the state of liberalism. Bringing together intellectuals and aid workers, this book interrogates assumptions about liberal order and its putative collapse through discussion of one of its defining features: humanitarianism.
It addresses three main questions: i) How should we understand the relationship between Western humanitarianism, in its contemporary form, and liberal order? ii) Is this really the end of liberal order? iii) To what extent do challenges to liberal order pose a threat to humanitarianism?
Join us for the launch event and participate in a discussion about the book and its relevance to the big political and moral questions of our time.
The book can be purchased in the UK on Hurst website with 25% discount code: DEBRIS25 OR on Book Depository for free delivery in Europe
Photo credit: Wreckage and debris are seen at the quake-hit Petobo village in Palu on 11 October 2018. (Olagondronk/AFP)
Organisation: Save the Children UK
Organisation: The City College of New York
Olivia U. Rutazibwa
Organisation: The London School of Economics and Political Science
Organisation: Queen Mary University of London
Charlotte Lydia Riley
Organisation: University of Southampton
Travel and Contact Information
Virtual event (Zoom)
Ellen Wilkinson Building