The Evolution of Humanitarian Action Over the Past 40 Years - Doctors of the World

The Evolution of Humanitarian Action Over the Past 40 Years

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On November 9th, Doctors of the World USA had the honor and privilege to welcome Bernard Kouchner, the founder of Médecins du Monde France and former French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, to our panel discussion hosted at the Consulate of France in New York.

An exciting discussion about the evolution of the humanitarian system over the past 40 years, that allowed us to focus on the foundation of Doctors of the World, the relationships between humanitarian actors and politics, the violence against aid workers on the field, and the impact of diverse and inclusive leadership in the humanitarian sector.

The expertise of the panelists in the area of humanitarian action was critical to the success of this event.

Alongside our special guest Bernard Kouchner, we had four fantastic speakers:

Dr. Ron Waldman, physician specializing in child health in developing countries and Board President of MdM USA,
Angela Bruce Raeburn, equity and inclusion thought leader and founder of DiverseDEV,
Pr. Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at The George Washington University,
Abby Stoddard, humanitarian policy analyst and founding partner of Humanitarian Outcomes,

And our moderator Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson did an outstanding job in facilitating the panel! Thank you to all of them!

A special note to our partners who contributed to make this evening a wonderful time: La Compagnie, Champagne Pommery, Sofitel New York, Ladurée.