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The annual meeting for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts will take place 5 November 2019 at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) offices in Bergen, Norway.

These meetings aim to gather researchers to present ongoing work related to humanitarian efforts broadly speaking, and to exchange on common challenges and how to better address issues raised in the humanitarian sector.

This event is free and open to all. To RSVP, join the Network, or for more information about the NCHS, please contact Andrea Silkoset at 


09:00 Welcome and introduction, Antonio De Lauri

09:10 The annual activities of the NCHS, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

09:15 Humanitarian Negotiations: Practices and Challenges

Panel: Elizabeth C. Dunn, Claude Bruderlein, Cristina Churruca, Salla Turunen

Moderator: Antonio Donini

10:45 State’s Humanitarian Diplomacy

Panel: Sultan Barakat, Deniz Gokalp, Meliha Altunisik

Moderator: Antonio De Lauri

12:00 Lunch

13:00 SuperCamp: Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East

Roundtable: Are Knudsen, Rebecca Bryant, Kamel Dorai, Benjamin White, Kjersti Berg, Synnøve Bendixsen

14:00 The Place of Data and Digital Bodies in Humanitarian Operations

Speakers: Kristin B. Sandvik and Larissa Fast

Moderator: Kristoffer Lidén

14:45 Coffee break

15:15 Annual Lecture: Is Independent Medical Humanitarian Assistance Possible in Today’s Conflicts?

Speaker: Morten Rostrup

Discussant: Dorothea Hilhorst

Moderator: Andrea Silkoset