“Humanitarian transition: current status of a concept being challenged by crises”

Thursday, October 26 | 9am- 5:30pm | SciencePo

[Online event]

In 2023, the Foundation is celebrating ten years of research at the heart of vulnerabilities in France and abroad. To mark the occasion, it is organizing an international conference in Paris on Thursday October 26, in partnership with the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and Sciences Po’s School of International Affairs.

This conference will be the culmination of a series of events and publications throughout 2023, with the aim of taking stock of ten years of research and looking to the future. 5 thematic roundtables will examine the concept of humanitarian transition in the light of recent major crises. The publication “L’Essentiel, 10 ans de recherche au cœur des vulnérabilités” (The Essential: 10 years of research at the heart of vulnerabilities), bringing together elements of capitalisation and avenues for better understanding and action, will be officially launched on the same day.

The conference will be translated into English.



9.15 am – 10 am: Opening Ceremony
10 am – 10.30 am: Introductory Remarks

Theme 1 – Humanitarian transition
10.30 am – 12 am: Round table “Humanitarian transition 10 years on: operational realities and the challenges of a research topic”.
12 am -12.30 pm: Youth perspectives “What future for humanitarian action? by Sciences Po’s School of International Affairs Students.


In the afternoon, two simultaneous round tables will be held.

Theme 2 – Migration
2 pm – 3:30 pm: Round table “Exiles and welcome: the migratory experience in question”.

Theme 4 – Risks and disasters
3.45pm – 5.15pm: Round table “Climate risks and disasters: thinking about and dealing with disasters”.

Theme 3 – Health and epidemics
2 pm – 3:30 pm: Round table: “Epidemics and health beyond medicine: what can be done to overcome obstacles to accessing care?

Theme 5 – Research issues
3:45pm – 5:15pm: Round table: “Doing research on and with humanitarians: what are the ethical, financial and methodological challenges?

5.15 pm – 5.30 pm: Closing speeches

List of speakers soon available!

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