leitner center events, How to Use Humanitarian Aid: A Guide for Abusive States

How to Use Humanitarian Aid: A Guide for Abusive States
October 6, 2015 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location: Room 4-09, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023
Contact: Zach Hudson | zhudson1@law.fordham.edu

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Speaker: Alex Van Tulleken, Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham UniversityPhilippine citizens assist in carrying relief supplies to waiting helicopters to be airlifted to remote areas in support of Operation Damayan. The George Washington Strike Group supports the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade to assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Peter Burghart/RELEASED)  Date Taken:11.17.2013

Humanitarian Aid frequently brings desirable commodities and foreign currency into complex emergencies where powerful actors – abusive governments, rebel militias, private companies and others – have different and frequently competing agendas. A number of countries have been the target of humanitarian dollars for several decades and have become expert at manipulating humanitarian aid for their own purposes. Alex Van Tulleken, Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University, will examine specific examples of this and the vulnerabilities that make it possible for NGOs and UN agencies to be co-opted into state abuses.

Alexander van Tulleken, M.D. is the Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA). Dr. Alexander van Tulleken has worked for MDM, Merlin and the World Health Organizations in humanitarian crises around the world. His most recent mission was in 2010 in Darfur running health clinics in the embattled Jebel Marra Region. He has a diploma in Tropical Medicine, a Diploma in International Humanitarian Assistance and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard. He is an Honorary Lecturer in Conflict and Migration at University College London and is currently editing the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Humanitarian Medicine.

Pizza will be served.*

*Due to Simchat Torah, we will be serving non-Kosher pizza. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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