Navigating International Conflicts: Who Helps the Refugees?

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Fri. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hosted by: International Rescue Committee and Minority Rights Coalition


Authors Christine Mahoney (Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced) and Jennifer C. Rubenstein (Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs) will discuss their research and writing related to the global refugee crisis, international humanitarian aid, the ethical conflicts NGOs face, who is responsible for addressing international issues, and how we can more effectively respond to the global refugee crisis. Harriet Kuhr, director of the International Rescue Committee, moderates.

Why should you attend?

“[Failure and Hope] proposes an alternative way forward that capitalizes on advances in social entrepreneurship, crowd-funding and micro-finance to improve the lives of those that have been forced to flee their homes to find safety.” Cambridge University Press

“[Between Samaritans and States] is a powerful and original contribution to the political theory of humanitarian aid. Jennifer Rubenstein has produced a pioneering analysis that, for the first time, gives a detailed normative account of the political ethics of NGOs in today’s wars and disasters. This book will help humanitarians to understand themselves and give political theorists a more accurate insight into this growing dimension of international relations.”  Dr. Hugo Slim, University of Oxford


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