Promoting Dialogue on Humanitarian Affairs: An Informal Workshop for Government Experts in the UN New York Context

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Principal Investigator:
Claude Bruderlein, Lecturer on International Health

Department:
Department of Global Health and Population/ Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

Dates of Research:
September 1, 2004 — September 30, 2006

Description:

The purpose of this project is to conduct a series of workshops, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations, designed to examine critical issues of humanitarian affairs, and assist diplomats and practitioners in refreshing and deepening their thinking on these issues. The unique temporal and spatial environment selected for the event is intended to foster dialogue both during the events, as well as to create or strengthen professional relationships between colleagues so as to encourage subsequent discourse on the issues.