During my period as visiting scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University (September-December 2011) I developed a project, in partnership with the University of Bologna, named “Humanitarian Action Initiative”. It consists in creating a network of experts, practitioners, scholars, and policymakers working in the fields of humanitarian action, human rights, and development. The main aim is to explore impacts and ethical effects on concrete aspects of humanitarian action, like fundraising, marketing, logistics, research, program implementation, and humanitarian spaces. To make productive the multidisciplinary network involved in the “Humanitarian Action Initiative”, during the past fall semester I organized an active working group to meet regularly to discuss the challenges to work in the field, the practical implications of the communication strategies, and the more appropriate methodology to bridge the gap between practitioners and scholars. We are collecting data in the United States from primary sources, including Doctors Without Borders/Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Global Giving, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Through an ethnographic work and semi-structured interviews to senior managers of communication and marketing departments the research is an exploration of their practices and activities related to the areas identified as the most pressing and strategic for their visibility, fundraising and advocacy.

Humanitarian Action Initiative

MUSARO', PIERLUIGI
2011

Abstract

During my period as visiting scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University (September-December 2011) I developed a project, in partnership with the University of Bologna, named “Humanitarian Action Initiative”. It consists in creating a network of experts, practitioners, scholars, and policymakers working in the fields of humanitarian action, human rights, and development. The main aim is to explore impacts and ethical effects on concrete aspects of humanitarian action, like fundraising, marketing, logistics, research, program implementation, and humanitarian spaces. To make productive the multidisciplinary network involved in the “Humanitarian Action Initiative”, during the past fall semester I organized an active working group to meet regularly to discuss the challenges to work in the field, the practical implications of the communication strategies, and the more appropriate methodology to bridge the gap between practitioners and scholars. We are collecting data in the United States from primary sources, including Doctors Without Borders/Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Global Giving, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Through an ethnographic work and semi-structured interviews to senior managers of communication and marketing departments the research is an exploration of their practices and activities related to the areas identified as the most pressing and strategic for their visibility, fundraising and advocacy.
2011
C. Calhoun; S. Carter; P. Musarò
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