Expert meeting

The Return of Famine?

The Return of Famine?
A debate on famines, starvation as a crime and as instrument of genocide and war.

Alex de Waal is a world-renowned expert on humanitarian crisis and response, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and professor at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. De Waal will present his new book “Mass Starvation” that provides an authoritative history of modern famines: their causes, dimensions and why they ended. He analyses starvation as a crime, and breaks new ground in examining forced starvation as an instrument of genocide and war.

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In this expert meeting, Alex de Waal introduced his new book, followed by a reflection by humanitarian professionals (practitioners, academics, and policy makers) on the implications of his research for humanitarian policy-making and program implementation.

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