Myths and Realities of the Humanitarian Industry: Making Humanitarian Aid Work in the 21st Century
The humanitarian aid industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Jessica Alexander, Adjunct Professor at NYU Wagner and author of Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid has worked as an aid worker and more recently as a consultant since the early 1990s. Her experience includes responding to the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, managing a refugee camp in Darfur, collecting evidence for the Charles Taylor trial in Sierra Leone, and managing aid response to the Haiti Earthquake in 2010. More recently she was worked as a consultant evaluating humanitarian aid programs. She will discuss the key challenges and constraints facing effective humanitarian action and the promising pathways for making humanitarian assistance effective in often inhospitable environments.
Lunch will be served. Space is limited to the first 25 people to sign up. Please do not RSVP if you are not absolutely sure that you will attend. The attendees will be informed, as well as those on the waiting list by Friday, February 2 at 8 PM.