The intense debate, since the beginning of the 1990s, on the validity of humanitarian principles is a debate that not only reflects the position of third parties on the conflicts and crisis suffered by others but a debate on the values of present-day society. This debate arises in the context of increasing political instrumentalisation of humanitarian action.
Facing these challenges, different ethic responses are outlined/proposed from sectors in society concerned with the evolution of humanitarian action, NGOs in particular, and the University. In this context, the reflection which we in the university, and in particular in the master on humanitarian action, ask ourselves is how to transfer humanitarian principles and values to what teachers teach and to what students learn.
* Hugo Slim. Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict of the University of Oxford.
* María Alcazar. Red Cross in Spain.
* Fernando Almansa. Chief Executive of the network of NOHA universities and ex-Humanitarian Director of Oxfam International.
* Philip Tamminga. Head of the Humanitarian Response Index of DARA.
* Cristina de la Cruz. Director of the Centre of Applied Ethics of the University of Deusto.
16:00, 13th December 2011
Videoconference Room ESIDE - University of Deusto