Assessing the Anthropology of Humanitarianism: Ethnography, Impact, Critique

What is the aim of an anthropology of humanitarianism? How is anthropology addressing the growing convergence of policing and aid? To what extent does the humanitarian imperative to save lives influence the work of the ethnographer in the field? What is the relationship between moral anthropology and humanitarian ethics? In this workshop, we will address these …

Teaching humanitarianism in Lebanon, Turkey, and Italy

In an attempt to reflect on some lectures I have delivered on humanitarianism in Lebanese, Turkish, and Italian universities over the last three years, I would like to advance a few reflections on the “public afterlife” of my experience of teaching, the language I used in those classes, and the response I received from different …

Humanitarianism and Security: New Berghahn Books series

General Editor: Antonio De Lauri, Chr. Michelsen Institute Editorial Board: Reece Jones, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Chowra Makaremi, CNRS, Paris Mark Maguire, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Vanessa Pupavac, University of Nottingham Peter Redfield, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Tazreena Sajjad, American University, Washington D.C. Amid the growing convergence between the politics of aid and policing, emergency …