As part of its contribution to MSF's critical self-reflexion, the CRASH regularly invites outside speakers, researchers and key civil society figures to come present their perspectives and their work on general issues that intersect with the concerns of humanitarian action.
Intended primarily for an internal audience - but open to others closely connected to the association - each conference is followed by an open discussion.
Humanitarian anthropology : conference with Sharon Abramowitz
MSF-Crash is organizing a conference / debate on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Sharon Abramowitz, anthropologist and a visiting researcher at the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, co-editor of recently published Medical humanitarianism. Ethnographies of practice.
Sharon Abramowitz has devoted much of her work to responding to epidemics - most recently in Ebola, and in West Africa, Liberia in particular. She will discuss the contribution of medical anthropology to humanitarian action as well as her last book and most recent projects.
The conference will be held in English at the headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières. It will be filmed and live-streamed.