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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

The Centre Launch Event Video with Dr Rowan Williams and Sir Stephen O'Brien

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement launch event was held on October 23rd 2018. The launch was configured as a panel event split into two-parts and was held as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2018 in the Old Divinity School in Cambridge.

 This video showcases the first panel session of this launch event.

Conflict, Refuge: Rethinking Humanitarianism: Explore the ways in which migration challenges our contemporary ethics and moral universe. Why is migration such a challenge to our ethics today? Do we need to reconsider what principles we stand for and just how humanitarian we are prepared to be? Is it our moral duty to intervene before people are driven from their own countries as a result of conflict? 

Dr Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury and Master of Magdalen College and Sir Stephen O’Brien, Former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator offered us new perspectives on humanitarian values for a modern society.

Introductions were by University Vice Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope and by Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Phil Allmendinger.