The Politics of Digital Humanitarianism

Invitation to Web-Seminar: The Politics of Digital Humanitarianism New digital technologies promise to resolve many challenges that impede the efforts of humanitarian actors. But technologies have also a political dimension. They can have unintended harmful effects and configure social relations in new ways. In this light, we will explore the

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25. Juni 2021 - 15:00

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Invitation to Web-Seminar: The Politics of Digital Humanitarianism

New digital technologies promise to resolve many challenges that impede the efforts of humanitarian actors. But technologies have also a political dimension. They can have unintended harmful effects and configure social relations in new ways. In this light, we will explore the politics of humanitarian technology use and ask how digital technologies transform humanitarianism.

The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) is delighted that two distinguished speakers will provide inputs for the discussion
Delf Rothe presents his research on “Digital humanitarianism and the governance of refugee camps” and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik shares insights on the development “Towards an extractive humanitarianism”.

Delf Rothe is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research & Security Policy of the University of Hamburg.
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik is Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo and Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

The event will take place as a webinar on June 25th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Registration is possible via the following link:

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