HCRI Speaker Series, with guest speaker Romea Bruegger
|Dates:||5 October 2015|
|Times:||14:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, University staff|
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) Speaker Series is a regular student-focused forum that draws on the expertise of a range of practitioners, academics and researchers both within HCRI and more widely, covering a broad range of humanitarian-related issues and contexts.
The Speaker Series provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with scholars and practitioners in an informal and intimate environment in order to gain insights from people's own experiences.
Romea Bruegger, HCRI Alumna
"I was Born and grew up in Switzerland where I also got my Undergraduate in International Relations at t the University of Geneva. During that time I volunteered with the local Red Cross, and among other influences this experience convinced me to work in something more hand-on than the high-Level international Relations, which is why I decided to get into humanitarianism. I took a break to work and travel, before I started my Postgraduate in International Disaster Management at HCRI. Just weeks after handing in the final Dissertation in September 2014, I travelled to Mozambique to work as a Programme Assistant in the DRR PRoject of a local Community-based organization in Zambezia Province (I had Access to this opportunity thanks to the Support of Dr Bernard Manyena, HCRI Programme Director for International Disaster Management). After working for 3 months in DRR, and another 3 months in flood Response / relief work, my contract came to an end, and I started my current Job at Caritas Switzerland in April 2015, for which I have travelled to Haiti to supervise the closure of a reconstruction Project, and am now mainly working for the Nepal Programme".
Romea will speak about her experiences and journey so far, and engage with student questions about her journey on the course and beyond.
Past speakers include Jane Cocking, Humanitarian Director for Oxfam GB. For footage of our past events, visit our website: http://www.hcri.manchester.ac.uk/news-and-events/events-programme/
Travel and Contact Information
Ellen Wilkinson Building