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TEDxRC2 - Fiona Terry - The Paradox of Humanitarian Aid

Well-known author and long-time relief worker, Fiona Terry, has spent most of the last 20 years involved in humanitarian operations in different parts of the world including northern Iraq, Somalia, the Great Lakes region of Africa, Liberia, Sudan, Sierra Leone and Myanmar. ?Terry holds a Ph.D. in international relations and political science from the Australian National University. She is the author of "Condemned to Repeat? The Paradox of Humanitarian Action," which won the 2006 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. More recently, she has been teaching at Duke University in North Carolina. She's currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal. ?? Through the prism of her long experience on the ground, Terry explores the virtues, challenges and responsibilities of providing neutral humanitarian aid in her TEDxRC? talk.?? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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