The Echo Chamber: Results, Management, and the Humanitarian Effectiveness Agenda
|Dates:||23 November 2015|
|Times:||17:30 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, University staff|
Juliano Fiori, Head of Humanitarian Affairs at Save the Children UK, will be talking about humanitarian effectiveness. He leads Save the Children’s Humanitarian Affairs Team (HAT) which has been conducting research on the emergence of the ‘humanitarian effectiveness agenda’, on the politics behind it, and on alternative definitions of effectiveness. The project involves seven field studies – on responses to the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, conflict in Syria, slow onset food crises in Niger, urban violence in Honduras and Guatemala, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, conflict, separation and blockade in the Occupied Palestine Territories, and floods in Nepal, India and Bangladesh – which offer insight into different understandings of effectiveness, how they are shaped, and what they say about how current humanitarian practices are perceived by different groups.
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Role: Head of Humanitarian Affairs
Organisation: Save the Children UK
Biography: Juliano is Head of Humanitarian Affairs at Save the Children UK, leading a team dedicated to critical reflection for strategic purposes. Together with colleagues in the Humanitarian Affairs Team, he has been working on a year-long research project aimed at critically analysing the developing of the humanitarian effectiveness agenda and the conventional technocratic discourse on effectiveness, with a view to proposing an alternative framework for understanding effectiveness. His primary areas of interest are: solidarity and the politics of aid, and humanitarian governance. Prior to joining Save the Children, he worked for a number of years on the politics of conflict and development with think tanks, academic institutions, NGOs, the UN, and as an independent consultant. He has a BA in Classics, an MPhil in International Relations, and a Graduate Diploma in Economics.
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