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1 Can international humanitarian organisations adapt to face the challenges of this century? Yves Daccord, former CEO of the International Committee of the Red Cross, joins us at the Oxford Martin School. Yves Daccord 26 Apr 2023
2 Creative Commons HIP2015, Session: Humanitarian Innovation and The Military Parallel session: Humanitarian Innovation and the Military 18 July 2015, 11:00-12:30, 1st Panel Room. Nathaniel Raymond, James Ryan, Josiah Kaplan 12 Jul 2016
3 Creative Commons HIP2015, Session: Understanding Humanitarian Innovation In Resettlement Contexts Parallel session: Understanding Humanitarian Innovation in Resettlement Contexts, 18 July 2015, 11:0--12:30, 2nd Panel Room. Gavin Ackerly, Faith Nibbs, Carrie Perkins, Naohiko Omata 12 Jul 2016
4 Creative Commons HIP2015, Session: Facilitating Bottom-Up Innovation Parallel session: Facilitating Bottom-Up Innovation, 18 July 2015, 13:34-15:15, 2nd Panel Room Gavin Ackerly, Robert Hakiza, Avila Kilmurray, Olivia O’Sullivan 12 Jul 2016
5 Creative Commons HIP2015, Session: Humanitarian Innovation: How to balance short-term results with long-term vision? Parallel session: Humanitarian Innovation: How to balance short-term results with long-term vision? 17 July 2015, 14:00-15:30. Marpe Tanaka, Kim Scriven, Pascal Daudin, Johan Karlsson 12 Jul 2016
6 Creative Commons Responsibility to Protect on its Tenth Anniversary: Point of Collapse or Resurgence? Joanne Neenan gives a talk for the Changing Character of War Programme seminar series. Joanne Neenan 06 Jul 2016
7 Philanthropy or Solidarity? Ethical Dilemmas about Humanitarian Action in Times of Austerity Dimitrios Theodossopoulos (University of Kent) gives the first talk in the fourth panel; Citizenship, Networks, Publics Dimitrios Theodossopoulos 28 Apr 2016
8 Creative Commons Hurricanes and hashtags: the power dynamics of humanitarian reporting in a digital age Glenda Cooper, lecturer in journalism, City University, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute. Please note: Sound of speaker decreases during recording. Glenda Cooper 16 Feb 2016
9 Unravelling the Mediterranean migration crisis: Reflections from the field Heaven Crawley, Coventry University, gives a talk for the COMPAS Hilary term 2016 seminar seires; 'Open the Way: Understanding the Refugee Crisis' on 21st January 2016. Heaven Crawley 04 Feb 2016
10 Creative Commons The future of Africa at the Oxford Literary Festival 2015 Three authors with recent books on Africa discuss the future of the continent and answer questions from the audience under the watchful eye of the director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor Ian Goldin. Martin Meredith, Jonny Steinberg, Tom Burgis 18 Aug 2015
11 Creative Commons FMR 48 - From the Editors An introductory note on FMR 48, 'Faith and Responses to Displacement', from the Editors. Marion Couldrey, Maurice Herson 04 Jun 2015
12 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Religious leaders unite to disarm hearts and minds In the Central African Republic, where religion has been used as a tool to divide and manipulate the population, religious leaders have come together to promote tolerance and forgiveness as a basis for rebuilding peaceful cohabitation. Monsignor Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Imam Omar Kobine Layama, Pastor Nicolas Guerekoyame Gbangou 04 Jun 2015
13 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Local faith actors and protection in complex and insecure environments Faith leaders, faith-based organisations and local faith communities play a major role in the protection of people affected by conflict, disaster and displacement. Humanitarians, however, have only recently begun to fully appreciate their protection work. James Thomson 04 Jun 2015
14 Creative Commons FMR 48 - The value of accompaniment Friendship and compassionate companionship with the most vulnerable provide a powerful type of humanitarian service giving priority to personal accompaniment. Joe Hampson, Thomas M Crea, Rocío Calvo, Francisco Álvarez 04 Jun 2015
15 Creative Commons FMR 48 - How local faith communities can aid asylum seekers Local faith communities are able to offer assistance to asylum seekers in ways that faith-based organisations, constrained by eligibility criteria, are not. Kelly Barneche, ‘Joe’ 04 Jun 2015
16 Creative Commons FMR 48 - The role of religion in the formation of cross-community relationships Spiritual life is a priority in many conflict-affected communities. It is rarely prioritised by aid agencies, yet may be central to the formation and maintaining of strong and effective cross-community relationships. Sadia Kidwai, Lucy V Moore, Atallah FitzGibbon 04 Jun 2015
17 Creative Commons FMR 48 - The contribution of FBOs working with the displaced Faith-based organisations take from their religious traditions both strong motivations & access to a long history of thinking concerning social and political issues. This can make them ideally placed to fill the gaps in the implementation of human rights David Holdcroft 04 Jun 2015
18 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Faith and the secular: tensions in realising humanitarian principles There is good reason to engage faith-based organisations and local faith communities in humanitarian response but doing so raises challenging issues for the interpretation of humanitarian principles in what some see as a post-secular age. Alastair Ager 04 Jun 2015
19 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Faith motivation and effectiveness: a Catholic experience CAFOD’s ability to partner with other FBOs and communities brings significant advantages for its work with displaced people. However, modern-day humanitarianism does not always sit comfortably alongside some of the practices of the major religions. Robert Cruickshank, Cat Cowley 04 Jun 2015
20 Creative Commons FMR 48 - The dignity of the human person Catholic Social Teaching’s emphasis on the dignity of the human person is a lens that Catholic institutions use to evaluate how we as a global society enhance or threaten the dignity of the human person, especially the most vulnerable of people. Nathalie Lummert 04 Jun 2015
21 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Journeys of a secular organisation in south Lebanon A secular NGO’s experiences in south Lebanon demonstrate that it is possible for non-faith-based organisations to develop productive relationships with faith-based actors without compromising their secular identities. Jason Squire, Kristen Hope 04 Jun 2015
22 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Reflections from the field Working with religious leaders is an essential element of serving local communities, as is an understanding of the religious life of local communities and how belief influences their decision making. Simon Russell 04 Jun 2015
23 Creative Commons FMR 48 - The asylum seeker: a faith perspective An organisation based on faith will listen and try to understand when unjust laws, traditions, cultures or ideologies cause refugees to flee. Flor Maria Rigoni 04 Jun 2015
24 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Christian civil disobedience and indefinite, mandatory immigration detention in Australia A new movement of Christian activists in Australia is using radical direct action to challenge their country’s policy of mandatory detention of asylum seeker children. Marcus Campbell 04 Jun 2015
25 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Guided by humanitarian principles Caritas Luxembourg’s work with refugees, IDPs and migrants in Colombia, Lebanon and Luxembourg offers some examples of the ways in which a faith-based organisation may be advantaged or disadvantaged by its faith basis. Andreas Vogt, Sophie Colsell 04 Jun 2015
26 Creative Commons FMR 48 - A Luxembourg government perspective on faith in partnership While flexible in partnering with agencies best placed to assist affected populations, Luxembourg requires its partners to adhere to humanitarian principles. Max Lamesch 04 Jun 2015
27 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Not in our remit When secular organisations are responding to the needs of displaced people, the religious practices and needs of the communities may not be high on the list of things to be thought about. Maurice Herson 04 Jun 2015
28 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Faith, relief and development: the UMCOR-Muslim Aid model seven years on Seven years ago, a strategic partnership between the United Methodist Committee on Relief and Muslim Aid in Sri Lanka was formalised into a worldwide partnership agreement. Why did the partnership not achieve its goals? Amjad Saleem, Guy Hovey 04 Jun 2015
29 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Church Asylum Church asylum, or sanctuary, is a practice to support, counsel and give shelter to refugees who are threatened with deportation to inhumane living conditions, torture or even death. This practice can be located at the interface of benevolence and politics Birgit Neufert 04 Jun 2015
30 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Offering sanctuary to failed refugee claimants in Canada Despite the anti-refugee sentiment demonstrated by Canada’s recent legislative changes and the government’s hardening attitude towards those in sanctuary, the spirit of resistance and community engagement is alive and well in Canada. Kristin Marshall 04 Jun 2015
31 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Interfaith humanitarian cooperation: a Lutheran perspective The Lutheran World Federation’s experience is that closer cooperation between faith-based organisations of different faiths is both possible and beneficial. Elizabeth Gano 04 Jun 2015
32 Creative Commons FMR 48 - The clash and clout of faith: refugee aid in Ghana and Kenya A case-study from Ghana assesses the importance of a faith-based response to displacement in West Africa, while an example from Kenya highlights problems that can arise in collaborations between secular and faith-based organisations. Elizabeth Wirtz, Jonas Ecke 04 Jun 2015
33 Creative Commons FMR 48 - An inter-religious humanitarian response in the Central African Republic Inter-religious action has played a key role in ensuring that social cohesion and inter-religious mediation remain on the int'l agenda in relation to response in the Central African Republic, where people’s faith is an integral part of their identity Catherine Mahony 04 Jun 2015
34 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Respecting faiths, avoiding harm: psychosocial assistance in Jordan and the United States Both faith-based and secular organisations need to recognise the ways in which religion can provide healing and support but can also cause harm for refugees and asylum seekers. Maryam Zoma 04 Jun 2015
35 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Faith-based humanitarianism in northern Myanmar The response of faith-based organisations to displacement in northern Myanmar has been remarkable but sustaining an open and collaborative relationship with the international community remains an ongoing challenge. Edward Benson, Carine Jaquet 03 Jun 2015
36 Creative Commons FMR 48 - The costs of giving and receiving: dilemmas in Bangkok Local faith-based organisations play a central role in meeting the basic needs of the increasing urban refugee population in Bangkok. This raises challenges for all involved. Sabine Larribeau, Sharonne Broadhead 03 Jun 2015
37 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Faith and the politics of resettlement For some asylum seekers in Turkey, conversion may be an opportunistic strategy to improve resettlement prospects. Shoshana Fine 03 Jun 2015
38 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Principles and proselytising: good practice in Ethiopia Faith-based organisations need to ensure that in providing essential humanitarian assistance they do not exploit the vulnerability of people by proselytising, whether overtly or covertly. Zenebe Desta 03 Jun 2015
39 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Jewish roots of humanitarian assistance The act of assistance is an act of respect for the humanity of others and is not the preserve of any one faith. Ricardo Augman, Enrique Burbinski 03 Jun 2015
40 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Chins in Mizoram state, India: a faith-based response The faith community in Mizoram state in India has played an instrumental role in providing social services, changing perceptions of refugees, and providing access and assistance, reaching the most vulnerable where there's no international presence. Jenny Yang 03 Jun 2015
41 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Engaging IDPs in Sri Lanka: a Buddhist approach A Buddhist Sri Lankan NGO provides an example of how endogenous faith-based civil society organisations can help mobilise IDPs in owning and defining strategies for their own protection. - See more at: http://www.fmreview.org/faith/contents#sthash.Ktl8olu Emily Barry-Murphy, Max Stephenson 03 Jun 2015
42 Creative Commons FMR 48 - An ecumenical organisation for asylum seekers in Switzerland An ecumenical organisation provides socio-pastoral assistance for asylum seekers while they go through the first crucial steps of the asylum proceedings. Susy Mugnes, Felicina Proserpio, Luisa Deponti 03 Jun 2015
43 Creative Commons FMR 48 - African refugees and the particular role of churches in the UK Many churches have the necessary physical and social assets to assist refugees in the community both individually and by bringing them together. Samuel Bekalo 03 Jun 2015
44 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Post-disaster recovery and support in Japan As a locally based faith-based organisation, there were several aspects that enabled Soka Gakkai to contribute effectively to the relief effort following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, responding to both physical and psychological needs. Kimiaki Kawai 03 Jun 2015
45 Creative Commons FMR 48: ‘Welcoming the stranger’ and UNHCR’s cooperation with faith-based organisations Since its creation in 1950, UNHCR has engaged with faith-based organisations, faith communities and faith leaders in carrying out its work. Recently, UNHCR has been more actively exploring the role of faith in humanitarian responses. José Riera, Marie-Claude Poirier 03 Jun 2015
46 Creative Commons FMR 48 - What’s faith got to do with it? Use of the faith-based label demands greater clarification lest it lose coherence and result in adverse policy implications, excluding religiously motivated actors from providing much-needed assistance to displaced communities, particularly inside Syria. Tahir Zaman 03 Jun 2015
47 Post-humanitarianism: Humanitarian communication beyond a politics of pity Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar series Lilie Chouliaraki 14 Apr 2014
48 Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action: Ethical Challenges in Recent Crises (partial recording) Professor Antonio Donini (Tufts University) gives a talk on 7th November 2012. This is a Oxford Humanitarian Group Event. Antonio Donini 12 Aug 2013
49 The Craft of Humanitarian Work: Reflection, Political Judgment and Strategic Intervention Spring' and Future Humanitarian Challenges Professor Greg Johnson, Pacific Lutheran University gives a talk on 1st May 2013. This is a Oxford Humanitarian Group Event. Greg Johnson 12 Aug 2013
50 What Works in Protecting Civilians: Lessons from Recent Humanitarian Action Urban Reichhold (Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin) gives a talk on 4th March 2012. This is an Oxford Humanitarian Group Event. Urban Reichhold 12 Aug 2013
51 Negotiating Humanitarian Agreements with Everybody: Geneva Call's Experience with Armed Non-State Actors Elisabeth Decrey-Warner (President, Geneva Call), gives a talk on 25th Feb 2012. This is an Oxford Humanitarian Group Event. Elisabeth Decrey-Warner 12 Aug 2013
52 The Ethics of Humanitarian Accountability Alice Obrecht (One World Trust) and Philip Tamminga (DARA) give a talk for Oxford Humanitarian Group/ELAC seminar series. Introduced by Hugo Slim. Alice Obrecht, Phillip Tamminga, Hugo Slim 09 Aug 2013
53 Creative Commons The architecture of refugee protection Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2012. Lecture by Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (Co-Director of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation)recorded on 7 November 2012 at the Oxford Museum of Natural History. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar 14 Dec 2012
54 Creative Commons Humanitarian Innovation Project: launch event Special seminar by Dr Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom and Dr Naohiko Omata (University College Dublin) recorded on 15 November 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Naohiko Omata 22 Nov 2012
55 Creative Commons Migration consequences of complex crises Special lecture by Ambassador William Lacy Swing (Director General, International Organization for Migration) recorded on 15 October 2012 at the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. Ambassador William Lacy Swing 22 Oct 2012
56 Creative Commons Kenya's Somalia Invasion: Security, Development and Humanitarian Assistance in Eastern Africa Professor David Anderson gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar series on 23rd February 2012. David Anderson 24 Feb 2012
57 Creative Commons Ending Wars in a Wilsonian World: Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 Professor Leonard Smith (Oberlin) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW Seminar Series on 24 Jan 2012. Leonard Smith 26 Jan 2012
58 Creative Commons Humanitarian Ethics in Armed Conflict: Aid Agency Dilemmas and Responsibility Dr Hugo Slim (Visiting Fellow, ELAC) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed conflict seminar series on 17 Jan 2012. Hugo Slim 19 Jan 2012
59 Creative Commons International Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect Professor Neil MacFarlane, Fellow in International Relations gives a talk on Humanitarian aid, the responsibility of the international community to protect individuals and groups on 18th June 2011. Neil MacFarlane 28 Jun 2011
60 Creative Commons International Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect Professor Neil MacFarlane, Fellow in International Relations gives a talk on Humanitarian aid, the responsibility of the international community to protect individuals and groups on 18th June 2011. Neil MacFarlane 28 Jun 2011
61 Creative Commons Killing in Humanitarian Wars Professor Cecile Fabre, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Lincoln College Oxford University, gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW lunchtime seminar series on the 3rd May, 2011. Introduced by Dr David Rodin. Cecile Fabre 16 May 2011
62 Creative Commons Being Humanitarian: Personal Morality and Political Project in Today's Wars Dr Hugo Slim, Visiting Fellow in the department of politics and international relations, gives a talk for the 2011 Hilary term ELAC/CCW seminar series on armed conflict. Hugo Slim 21 Feb 2011