Meet with former President of Doctors without Borders

Wed, 2017-11-15 17:30 - 21:15

A unique opportunity to exchange with Rony Brauman and a distinguished panel. 


Conference with Rony Brauman
Former President of Doctors without Borders


Rony Brauman is a medical doctor specialized in tropical medicine and epidemiology and the former president of Doctors without Borders during 12 years from 1982 to 1994. An accomplished professional in humanitarian action, he has been on numerous missions all over the world, mainly in contexts of armed conflicts. He has written several books and articles, reflecting on his work and leading the study of this field of action. Rony Brauman was the founding academic advisor of the Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at PSIA in 2010. With this conference, PSIA wishes to honor his work and extraordinary contribution to the field of humanitarian action by discussing two key topics.


Wednesday 15 November 2017 | 5:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Amphitheater Chapsal, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Paris

Please note that discussions will be held in French, with simultaneous translation to English.


Humanitarian Action as a (Counter) Power? -  5:00pm – 7:00pm 

The panel will discuss the meaning and the ambiguities of humanitarian action at a time when “humanitarian” wars or “humanitarian” weapons are used in the public discourse

With Rony Brauman | Bertrand Badie, Professor, Sciences Po | Shira Havkin, PhD candidate, Lecturer, University of Paris Nanterre | and Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Director of the Strategic Research Institute of the Ministry of Defense (IRSEM), PSIA faculty

Learning from Humanitarian Action? - 7:15pm – 9:15pm

The panel will question “humanitarian action” as a specific field of academic study: what concept does it cover? Can it be taught and can we learn from it?

With Rony Brauman | Lakhdar Brahimi, former UN diplomat, former Minister, PSIA faculty | Elsa Rambaud, Lecturer, University of Strasbourg | and Bertrand Taithe, Professor of Cultural History, University of Manchester

In presence of Enrico Letta, Dean of PSIA and Vanessa Scherrer, Vice Dean of PSIA.



Watch the interviews of Rony Brauman (in French): 

Poil à gratter de l'humanitaire?

Enseigner l'humanitaire


Photo credit (c) msf-crash

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