The COHUBICOL project is organising an event on 24 March 2023 on Prof. Fleur Johns’ new book #Help: Digital Humanitarianism and the Remaking of International Order (OUP, 2023). Coming out this spring, the new work presents a study of ‘digital humanitarianism’ and how these practices will impact international politics and international law. In #Help, Johns engages in an in-depth analysis of how digitalization presents challenges as well as opportunities for the humanitarian field. The book seeks to unearth, explicate, and critically assess the implicit yet omnipresent reconfigurations that digital interfaces present us with in the context of humanitarian work. However, unquestionably, the book’s relevance stretches far beyond the humanitarian field and goes right to the heart of the international order, both present and future. Discussing this timely work will be Dr. Delphine Dogot, whose expertise and research will make for an enriching and interesting discussion.
The event is organised in collaboration with the Articulating Law, Technology, Ethics and Politics: Issues of Enforcement and Jurisdiction of EU Data Protection Law under and beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (ALTEP-DP) project, which explores inter alia data protection law applicable in the context of humanitarian action.
Fleur Johns is Professor in the Faculty of Law & Justice at UNSW Sydney. She is also an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2021-2025) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2021-2024).
Delphine Dogot is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the l’Université Catholique de Lille (Centre de Recherche C3RD). She researches and teaches in fields of law and technology, international law and legal philosophy and focuses specifically on global governance, risk and security.
The hybrid event will take place on 24 March 2023 at 15:30-17:00 CET. It will be possible to attend online (via MS Teams) and in person. The physical location will be the Lisbon and Rome rooms at the Campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Pleinlaan 5, Etterbeek).
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