Presentation – “The case for humanitarian economics: Recalibrating war and disaster”

Visiting from the Graduate Institute of Geneva, Professor of International Economics Dr. Gilles Carbonnier will be giving a presentation on humanitarian economics as a field of study and practice, addressing such issues as:

• how combatants, civilians, and aid workers interact
• how the aid market evolves
• how to improve humanitarian outcomes

Prof. Carbonnier will draw on his new book, Humanitarian Economics, to discuss these topics as well as the need to navigate between reason, emotions, and compassion to avoid adding catastrophe to disaster (See the flyer here).

Professor Julie Schaffner of the Fletcher School will be the discussant. General discussion will follow. Copies of the book will be available for sale.