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Medical aid from conflict to post-conflict development

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Sir Duncan Rice Library

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen

AB24 3FX

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A reflection on the current practices of principled humanitarianism, from the perspectives of practitioners and academics.

This conference focuses on the benefits, limitations and harms of acting independently with regards to medical aid in conflict. It will also address the transition from delivering medical aid in conflict to ending the need for such aid, via post-conflict development and peacebuilding.

10:30 - 11:00 - Registration and refreshments

11:00 - 11:10 - Welcome and opening remarks

11:10 - 11:45 - What is Humanitarian Action?
Claire Barthelemy, Lecturer at the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute Geneva

11:45 - 12:30 - Experiences of an MSF doctor in Pakistan, Cameroon, Liberia, and Sudan
Dr Pablo Diaz Badial, MSF General Doctor and Medical Head of Project, Lausanne University Hospital

12:30 - 12:50 - Panel discussion

12:50 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - 14:45 - Principled Humanitarian Aid: First-hand experiences of its benefits and limitations in conflict
Edward Taylor, Project Coordinator and logistitian, MSF

14:45 - 15:30 - The current limitations in humanitarian to development handover
Claire Barthelemy, Lecturer at the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute Geneva

15:30 - 15:50 - Panel discussion

15:50 - 16:10 - Afternoon break

16:10 - 16:40 - Peacebuilding and the Ethics of Humanitarian Action
Dr Kristoffer Lidén, Senior Researcher and Research School Coordinator, Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), Norway

16:40 - 17:00 - Jus Post Bellum: A philosophical perspective on post-conflict development and peacebuilding
Dr Nigel Dower, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Aberdeen and Academic Consultant ‘Cosmopolitan Agendas’

17:00 - 17:30 - Experiences of a surgical consultant in a post-conflict setting (Sierra Leone)
Dr Lesley Hunt

17:30 - 17:55 - Panel discussion

17:55 - 18:00 - Closing notes and thanks

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