Conference Themes and Panelists

Humanitarian assistance and protection – challenges and opportunities

Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

Opening session: The ICIHI and its legacy

Winning Back the Human Race: The ICIHI and the challenges of the future, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Co-Chair, ICIHI.

The role of Humanitas TV,  Lord David Owen, former Foreign Secretary, UK.

Panel 1: Contemporary armed conflicts: humanitarian action and the laws of war

Chair: Sara Pantuliano, Managing Director, ODI.

Antonio Donini, Tufts University.

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard, University of Oxford & European University Institute.

Dr Lina Khatib, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House.

Norah Niland, Graduate Institute Geneva.

The impact of the Commission – Humanitarianism Now

Chair: Minja Yang, President & Professor, Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation.

Lord Malloch- Brown

Baroness D’Souza

Riaz Rizvi

Panel 2: Refugees and the dynamics of displacement: strengthening the protection of uprooted peopl

Chair: Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, Representative to the UK, UNHCR.

Dr. Martin Barber, Independent Analyst.

Dr Jeff Crisp, Associate Fellow, Refugees Studies Centre & Chatham House.

Lucy Hovil, Senior Researcher, International Refugees Rights Initiative.

Dr Pia Oberoi, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Panel 3: Famine: why food insecurity persists

Chair: Alex Thier, Executive Director, ODI.

Josette Sheeran, President, Asia Society.

Saba Al Mubaslat, CEO, Humanitarian Leadership Academy.

Lewis Sida, Humanitarian Aid Consultant, Sussex University.

Robert Bailey, Research Director of Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House.

Closing Session: the past, present and future of humanitarianism

Chair: Lord Mark Malloch-Brown.

HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal, Co-Chair, ICIHI.

Lord Owen, former Foreign Secretary.

Dr Eleanor Davey, University of Manchester.

Ben Ramalingam, Institute of Development Studies.