Assessing Policies, Practices and Impact of New Forms of Humanitarian Action and Foreign Policy.
State Humanitarian Diplomacy: Turkey and the United Arab Emirates
In this new episode, Antonio De Lauri, Meliha Altunisik and Deniz Gokalp discuss the ways humanitarian diplomacy become increasingly relevant in defining states' foreign policy in the context of protracted crises, regional competition, and medical aid diplomacy.
Episode 2: Humanitarian Diplomacy at the Field Level – Where Gender Matters Too
How do practitioners use humanitarian diplomacy at the field level? What is requested of them in dealing with non-state armed groups, in particular? In the second episode of the Humanitarian Diplomacy podcast Doctoral Researcher Salla Turunen is accompanied by Ute Kollies, who has held various senior positions in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). As Head of Office she was deployed to Chad (2009-2012), Ivory Coast (2012-2014), Zimbabwe and Mali (2014-2020), and she also held the position of Deputy Head of Office in the Regional Office for West Africa upon its creation. Salla and Ute also discuss how gender plays a part in humanitarian diplomacy for both practitioners and stakeholders.
Episode 1: Ethics of Humanitarianism
In the first episode of the Humanitarian Diplomacy podcast Doctoral Researcher Salla Turunen discusses humanitarian ethics with a philosopher, Senior Researcher Kristoffer Lidén. Can humanitarian principles be implemented in a non-ideal world? How do practitioners navigate humanitarian ideals and operational realities on the ground? And what kind of issues humanitarian diplomacy raises in terms of ethics? Listen to find out more.