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Borders and Hospitality

The CRASH team is happy to invite you to the next MSF conference/debate: “Borders and Hospitality”, on the 26th of November 2018 from 6 to 8 pm, in the 1rst floor room of the 8 rue Saint-Sabin.

We will receive Benjamin Boudou, political scientist and researcher at the Max Planck institute, and author of two books recently published: Politique de l’hospitalité. Une généalogie conceptuelle, 2017, CNRS éditions, and Le dilemme des frontières. Ethique et politique de l’immigration, 2018, Editions de l’EHESS.

RT @MSF_france: Un Soudanais de 17 ans à bord a déclaré que son frère et son ami étaient tous deux morts aux mains de passeurs au sud de #T…
RT @mikafromparis: "Deconfliction may be a common-sense necessity but it has the disturbing effect of “helping the military designate the t…
Débat à l'occasion de la publication de l'ouvrage Les coulisses du monde des catastrophes "naturelles" aux Editions FMSH dans la collection Le (bien) commun. Le 14/11 de 17h à 19h. En présence de Rony Brauman. https://t.co/aWXOt0jlMW
#Yémen @mikafromparis : "D’avantage que l’utilisation de la famine comme d’une arme de guerre, je parlerais d’une stratégie de garrotage : un contrôle très strict, par la coalition, qui a des effets catastrophiques." @28minutes https://t.co/y0FbBT9DT0
Prix Femina 2018 : Philippe Lançon @philancon pour Le lambeau. Auteur et sujet de son récit, il relate son expérience hospitalière après avoir survécu à l’attentat du 7 janvier 2015 contre la conférence de rédaction de Charlie Hebdo. #blog @LePapemarc https://t.co/sZBIvswSgZ
Ebola response in Mangina
Blog post

Ebola in the DRC: between operational trial and error and scientific uncertainty

Rebecca Grais, Research Director at Epicentre, MSF’s epidemiology arm, and Pierre Mendiharat, Deputy Director of Operations for MSF-France, offer their insights on the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This joint interview in four parts (the outbreak, social context, treatments, and vaccination) aims to show how science and practice interact around each outbreak.

Rwanda Genocide
Article

From War To Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda 1990–1994; Humanitarian Aid, Genocide and Mass Killings: Médecins Sans Frontiéres, The Rwandan Experience, 1982–97

Although much has been written about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, two recent volumes offer fresh perspectives and add considerable insights. Guichaoua’s From War to Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda 1990–1994 takes the reader deep into the belly of the beast. The book describes and analyzes the real politics of the politics of genocide based on extraordinary detailed evidence with respect to the strategies and tactics of key military and political players. Bradol and Le Pape’s Humanitarian Aid, Genocide and Mass Killings: Médecins Sans Frontières, The Rwandan Experience, 1982–97 offers a unique understanding of the consequences of this murderous political game from the point of view of humanitarian aid workers in general and the NGO Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières – MSF) in particular.

François-Xavier Daoudal, infirmier à MSF, travaille à bord de l’Aquarius
Blog post

Mediterranean: the Aquarius Aquarium

As an MSF nurse, François-Xavier Daoudal returned at the end of June after spending three weeks on board the Aquarius. During his time on the ship, 629 people were rescued. However, immediately after the rescue operation, the Italian and Maltese authorities refused the ship permission to dock, triggering a huge political and media furor. The Aquarius was left stranded at sea for several days before being able to transfer some of the rescued migrants to two Italian navy ships. All passengers were finally disembarked in Spanish port Valencia. What can be drawn from such an experience? Read on to see what F-X had to say during an interview on the political implications, life on board the Aquarius and the issue of people smuggling. He also shared with us what the migrants themselves had to say.

Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Op-Ed

The state: from sieve to smuggler

Numerous politicians, from Daniel Cohn-Bendit to Marine Le Pen and including Emmanuel Macron, denounce what they claim is collusion between organisations helping migrants (humanitarian workers) and smugglers (criminals). One group operates in full public view, the other out of sight, but both are said to be working together to help people illegally cross borders.

Bourbon Argos: Search and Rescue Operations October 2016
Op-Ed

Humanitarian reasons versus political interests

Humanitarian organisations coming to the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are kindly required either to watch them drown or to hand them over to human traffickers and torturers. We have seen countless political statements, opinion polls and editorials on the need to take a harder line against African migrants and accusing NGOs of being the accomplices of “smugglers”. We have even heard it said that these NGOs are organising the departures of those aspiring to migrate to Europe coincide with the presence of a rescue ship, making relief workers conscious actors in a criminal enterprise.

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Borders and Hospitality

2018-11-26 17:00:00 2018-11-26 19:00:00 Europe/Paris Borders and Hospitality The CRASH team is happy to invite you to the next MSF conference/debate: “Borders and Hospitality”, on the 26th of November 2018 from 6 to 8 pm, in the 1rst floor room of the 8 rue Saint-Sabin. We will receive Benjamin Boudou, political scientist and researcher at the Max Planck institute, and author of two books recently published: Politique de l’hospitalité. Une généalogie conceptuelle, 2017, CNRS éditions, and Le dilemme des frontières. Ethique et politique de l’immigration, 2018, Editions de l’EHESS. MSF CRASH

The CRASH team is happy to invite you to the next MSF conference/debate: “Borders and Hospitality”, on the 26th of November 2018 from 6 to 8 pm, in the 1rst floor room of the 8 rue Saint-Sabin.

We will receive Benjamin Boudou, political scientist and researcher at the Max Planck institute, and author of two books recently published: Politique de l’hospitalité. Une généalogie conceptuelle, 2017, CNRS éditions, and Le dilemme des frontières. Ethique et politique de l’immigration, 2018, Editions de l’EHESS.

De gauche à droite, Michaël Neuman, Lise Barnéoud et Emmanuel Baron lors de la conférence du Crash du 5 décembre 2017 sur la vaccination
Debate

Immunization: new perspectives on vaccines - Conference with Lise Barnéoud

Lise Barnéoud

Who profits from vaccination? Individuals? Society? Companies? Is vaccination efficient? Is it dangerous? Profitable? What are the factors influencing public opinion in this domain? Lise Barnéoud, science journalist and author of Immunisés ? Un nouveau regard sur les vaccins, has engaged in an investigation revealing multiple - and sometimes contradictory - realities observed in the French vaccination sector. She has carried out her investigation from three distinct viewpoints: the one of a mother who needs to decide whether to vaccinate her children or not; of a journalist leading an enquiry; and of a scientist analyzing how facts are built.   
 
Lise Barnéoud was a Crash guest speaker at a conference on vaccination held on December 5, 2017. A discussion with Epicentre, Crash and the MSF Medical Department allowed us to exchange views on vaccinal policy, which remains a cornerstone of MSF operations and a recurring subject of discussion and controversy.

 

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Publications

Rwanda Genocide
Article

From War To Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda 1990–1994; Humanitarian Aid, Genocide and Mass Killings: Médecins Sans Frontiéres, The Rwandan Experience, 1982–97

Although much has been written about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, two recent volumes offer fresh perspectives and add considerable insights. Guichaoua’s From War to Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda 1990–1994 takes the reader deep into the belly of the beast. The book describes and analyzes the real politics of the politics of genocide based on extraordinary detailed evidence with respect to the strategies and tactics of key military and political players. Bradol and Le Pape’s Humanitarian Aid, Genocide and Mass Killings: Médecins Sans Frontières, The Rwandan Experience, 1982–97 offers a unique understanding of the consequences of this murderous political game from the point of view of humanitarian aid workers in general and the NGO Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières – MSF) in particular.

Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Op-Ed

The state: from sieve to smuggler

Numerous politicians, from Daniel Cohn-Bendit to Marine Le Pen and including Emmanuel Macron, denounce what they claim is collusion between organisations helping migrants (humanitarian workers) and smugglers (criminals). One group operates in full public view, the other out of sight, but both are said to be working together to help people illegally cross borders.

Bourbon Argos: Search and Rescue Operations October 2016
Op-Ed

Humanitarian reasons versus political interests

Humanitarian organisations coming to the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are kindly required either to watch them drown or to hand them over to human traffickers and torturers. We have seen countless political statements, opinion polls and editorials on the need to take a harder line against African migrants and accusing NGOs of being the accomplices of “smugglers”. We have even heard it said that these NGOs are organising the departures of those aspiring to migrate to Europe coincide with the presence of a rescue ship, making relief workers conscious actors in a criminal enterprise.