May 08, 2019 | 2:00PM-4:00PM

A Wrong Inflicted: Mass Starvation in the 21st Century

Join us Wednesday May 8th at InterAction (lobby conference center) for an interactive discussion with Alex de Waal on the politics of mass starvation crimes

In his seminal examination of mass starvation, Alex de Waal brings new and sharper focus to the large grey zone between “intentional” and “unintentional” human suffering, how human suffering is used as a political tool, highlights that mass starvation is foreseeable and avoidable, and enables us to better tailor international responses. Critical to our understanding are the links between mass starvation, the strategic goals of political-military actors, and a phenomenon de Waal characterizes as “counter-humanitarianism”.

Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor at The Fletcher School, Tufts University will deliver a Keynote Speech, followed by an interactive discussion with:

Jennifer Marron

Deputy Director, Office of Analysis, Planning, Programs and Learning
Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, US Department of State

Joel Charny
Executive Director, Norwegian Refugee Council USA

Shannon Green
Senior Director of Programs, Center for Civilians in Conflict

Moderated by
Patty McIlreavy
Vice-President for Humanitarian Policy and Practice, InterAction

We look forward to seeing you there!