Please join me for another Mercy Corp lecture-----
At Any Price? Negotiating Access to Crisis Zones
Lecture 7:00 pm November 15th to 8:30 pm
What: At Any Price? Negotiating Access to Crisis Zones. Staff from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Mercy Corps participate in a live panel discussion that will explore these issues from headquarters and on-the-ground perspectives. Moderated by OPB's David Miller.
When: 7 pm, Thursday, November 15th.
Where: Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW First Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97024.
RSVP: Free and open to the public. Please register by emailing us here.
In many crises, aid agencies are only able to provide assistance through negotiations — with armed groups, health authorities or community leaders — and compromising basic principles is sometimes the price paid for being able to act. These humanitarian negotiations are life-and-death issues for people in need, but they also raise troubling political and ethical dilemmas for the organizations engaged in them. Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Mercy Corps for a live panel discussion that will explore these issues from headquarters and on-the-ground perspectives. Moderated by Oregon Public Broadcasting's David Miller, the program will feature experienced MSF and Mercy Corps staff members who will share firsthand experiences from overseas assignments. Panelists will describe the often complicated process of negotiating as they struggle to define what compromises are acceptable in order to provide lifesaving aid to people in crisis zones.