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Humanitarian extractivism: The digital transformation of aid

30 November 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

November 30, 2023

12:30pm – 2:00pm (EDT)

This is a virtual event

Zoom: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/95023678616?pwd=bTNGVUFNaHQxT3Fud3NjMkVGWFA2dz09

Guest speaker: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Peace Research Institute Oslo and Professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo

Professor Kristin Sandvik will present on her latest book, which investigates the digital transformation of aid as a form of humanitarian extractivism. The book focuses on how practices of data extraction shift power towards states, the private sector and humanitarians. Sandvik discusses case studies on digital humanitarians, drones, UNICEFs Wearables for Good competition, the ICRC cyber attack and innovation labs.

The book is available to order here: https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526173355


30 November 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST