Conference: Humanitarianism and Changing Cultures of Cooperation, 05 June to 07 June 2014

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research Duisburg;
Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen
05 June to 07 June 2014, Essen, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen

Conference Programme:
THURSDAY, 5 June

12.30 – 13.30
Coffee and Registration

13.30 – 14.00
Claus Leggewie (KWI Essen): Welcome
Volker Heins (KHK/GCR21 / University of Bochum): Opening Remarks

14.00 – 15.30
Opening Lecture: Michael Barnett (George Washington University):
Periodizing Humanitarianism

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee Break

16.00 – 18.00
PANEL 1: HISTORIES OF HUMANITARIANISM: COOPERATION AND PATERNALISM

Chair: Alexandra Przyrembel (Freie Universität Berlin)

Francesca Piana (Swiss National Science Foundation / Columbia
University):
‘A Red Crux on a White Flag’: The Visual Politics of the ICRC after WWI

Florian Hannig (University of Halle-Wittenberg):
The Biafra concern in West Germany: Historicizing empathy

Charlotte Walker-Said (City University of New York):
Science and Charity: Humanitarianism and the End of Empire

Jeff Roquen (Lehigh University, Pennsylvania):
America’s first humanitarian intervention, 1895-1898

18.00 – 19.00
Break: Snacks

19.00 – 20.30
Käte Hamburger Lecture:
Thomas G. Weiss (CUNY Graduate Center):
Humanitarianism’s Contested Culture

Discussants: Dennis Dijkzeul (University of Bochum) and
David Chandler (University of Westminster)

FRIDAY, 6 June

10.00 – 12.00
Opening Lecture:
Fritz Breithaupt (Indiana University):

The Dark Sides of Empathy: Nietzsche’s Objection Against Empathy and the
Future of Humanitarianism

Discussants: Frank Adloff (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) and
Christine Unrau (KHK/GCR21 Duisburg, University of Cologne)

12.00 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 15.00
PANEL 2: HUMANITARIANISM, RELIGION AND TRANSCULTURALITY: COOPERATION AND
SENSIBILITY

Chair: Claus Leggewie (KWI Essen)

Mathis Danelzik (KWI Essen):
Shaping, marginalizing and cooperating with religious authority: The
case of campaigns to end female genital mutilation

Jochen Kleres (University of Gothenburg):
Humanitarianism, Development and Shifting Emotional Climates

Mayke Kaag (University of Leiden):
Islamic charities from the Arab world in Africa: Transcultural
encounters of humanitarianism and morality

15.00 – 15.30
Coffee Break

15.30 – 17.30
PANEL 3: HUMANITARIANISM, PEACEBUILDING AND THE MILITARY: COOPERATION
AND COMPLICITY

Chair: Dirk Messner (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut
für  Entwicklungspolitik)

Antonio Donini (Feinstein International Center at Tufts University and
Graduate Center, Geneva):
Deep lessons from Afghanistan

Adam Branch (Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda):
Assembling for protection: The politics of transnational militarization
in Africa

Kai Koddenbrock (KHK/GCR21, Duisburg):
Reconfiguring Goma: The political economy of humanitarianism and
peacebuilding in Eastern Congo

Aidan Hehir (University of Westminster):
R2P after the Arab Spring: The perennial need for UN military reform?

SATURDAY, 7 June

10.30 – 12.00
PANEL 4: NEW PLAYERS IN GLOBAL HUMANITARIANISM: COOPERATION AND
COMPETITION

Chair: Kai Koddenbrock (KHK/GCR21, Duisburg)

Cindy Horst (Peace Research Institute Oslo):
Diaspora humanitarianism: The invisibility of a third humanitarian
space

Devon Curtis (University of Cambridge):
China and the Insecurity of Development in the Democratic Republic of
the Congo (DRC)

Jutta Joachim (University of Hannover) / Andrea Schneiker (University of
Siegen):
Private military and security companies: New players in global aid
governance

12.00 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 14.30
Dennis Dijkzeul (University of Bochum) and David Chandler (University of
Westminster):
Concluding Remarks

Deadline for Registration: 21 May 2014

For further information see:

http://www.gcr21.org/events/


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