Humanitarian Affairs Think Tank
 Humanitarian Affairs Think Tank
Under the direction of Michel Maietta, Senior Research Fellow at IRIS and Head of the Strategy and Analysis Unit at Action Against Hunger France. This space of reflection aims to be an open forum for dialogue and research on humanitarian space’s evolution and the role of its stakeholders.

The humanitarian sector is going through an identity crisis; discussions about its west centric orientation, interventionist nature and more recently the resilience agenda have stirred new thinking but not revolutionary change. This is perhaps because serious consideration of these issues could radically challenge the established models, question our set of values and redefine the balance of power between the humanitarian actors.

This observatory aims to facilitate discussions which will bring together the perspective of actors in the humanitarian field and contribute to the thinking around a new generation of humanitarian organisations.
PRESENTATION OF THE HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS THINK TANK
By Michel Maietta, Senior Research Fellow at IRIS
FR - ENG
 
 
30.10.2017
The temptation for civil-military cooperation
by François-Xavier Delmonteil, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique
 
 
20.07.2017
Partnerships between NGOs: Strategic Humanitarianism?
By Olivier Routeau, Emergencies and Operational Development Manager, Première Urgence Internationale
 
 
15.06.2017
Humanitarian Disruption: A Collaborative Approach
by Olivier Lebel, Founder of Empor SRL and PROXIMUS, Previous Managing Director of Médecins du Monde and of the French Red Cross
 
 
19.04.2017
Using the Future to Humanity’s Advantage
by Michel Maietta, Senior Research Fellow, IRIS
 
 
23.03.2017
Humanitarian Negociation in International NGOs
by Olivier Baconnet, International Security Consultant
 
 
24.11.2016
Remodelling Humanitarian Action: why and how?
by Bernard Hours, Social Anthropologist, CESSMA
 
 
12.10.2016
Humanitarian Assistance In The Information Economy : The Role of Information Management
By Sandra SUDHOFF, Technical Director and IM Manager and Timo LÜGE, Senior Communications and Advocacy Expert, CartONG
 
 
29.09.2016
Camps in Humanitarian crises: Behind the Scenes
by Mérick Freedy Alagbe
 
 
24.05.2016
What should be expected from the Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul?
By Roger Persichino, Analyst and Consultant on International Aid Issues
 
 
16.03.2016
Increasing Private Sector Involvement in the Humanitarian Response System: Risks and Opportunities
By Éric Berseth and Vincent Mudry, Founders of Philanthropy Advisors
 
 
17.12.2015
Citizen Mobilization for Humanitarian Causes: Rethink the Volunteer’s Position in NGOs’ Framework
By Dorian Dreuil, Executive Board of Action Against Hunger