Conference Schedule


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Round tables take place at the same time as the regular panels in the schedule (90 minutes each). All roundtables will be hybrid.

Title Organised by Date & Time (GMT+6)
1 Humanitarian Observatories: Reforming humanitarian governance from below Dorothea Hilhorst, Juan Ricardo Aparicio, Mihir Bhatt, Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadic 7 November 11:00-12:30
2 A multi-dimensional perspective on Social Change and Humanitarian Aid Andrew Cunningham 6 November 15:30 – 17:00
3 Authoritarian Practices and Humanitarian Negotiation Andrew Cunningham 7 November 17:15 – 18:00
4 The Politics and Everyday Practice of International Humanitarianism Miriam Bradley 6 November 11:00 –12:30
5 From evidence to change: the challenged journey of research in humanitarian organisations Virginie Troit, Camille Raillon 5 November 11:00 –12:30
6 Disastrous impact – what gaps in the rule of law mean in daily Libyan life and what people do about it Anne Brinkman 6 November 15:30-17:00
7 Solutions for Addressing Humanitarian Needs in South Asia – What Role for Research and Innovation?: Preliminary Findings from the Global Prioritisation Exercise (GPE)
Vishal Pathak, Colette Fearon, Mihir Bhatt
5 November 15:30-17:00
8 Heat Waves in South Asia: Dialogue Around Policy Options Vishal Pathak, Mihir Bhatt 6 November 09:00 –10:30
9 Core Standards for humanitarian leadership training Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings 5 November 15:30-17:00
10 Civil society mobilisation, solidarity movements and ‘humanitarian fatigue’: Notes from Central and Eastern Europe after 2022 Elisa Sandri, Sarian Jarosz 7 November
15:30 – 17:00
11 Humanitarian Assistance for Rohingya Refugees: Voices from Below Bulbul Ashraf Siddiqi 7 November 09:00 – 10:30
12 Roundtable: War in Gaza – A Humanitarian Crisis Dorothea Hilhorst, Sk Tawfique M Haque, Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Norman K Swazo 7 November

09:00 – 10:30



Side events usually take place outside of the regular conference schedule, for example, during a lunch session or in the evening.

Session Organised by When
1 Opening Ceremony with Keynote Speakers IHSA & NSU 5 November

09:00-10:30 GMT+6

2 Conference Dinner IHSA & NSU 6 November

18:00-20:30 GMT+6

3 General Assembly for IHSA Members – including announcement of new board members IHSA 6 November

17:15 – 18:00 GMT+6

4 How to Get your Humanitarian Studies Work Published Helena Hurd 7 November

17:15 – 18:00 (GMT+6)