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Politics, Humanitarianism and Children's Rights

Hosted by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speakers

Sir Mike Aaronson

Sir Mike Aaronson

Maryam Ahmed

Maryam Ahmed

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria

Chair

Professor Alcinda Honwana

Professor Alcinda Honwana

In 2019, Save the Children celebrates 100 years of working at the interface of politics, humanitarianism, and children’s rights. What does the future hold?

Bringing together a panel of leading experts, the conversation will analyse how children's rights have transformed over the last 100 years. We will consider how the relationship between politics and humanitarianism is changing amidst transformations in the global ideological landscape, and where this leaves us for the future.

Mike Aaronson (@MikeAaronson) was Director General of Save the Children UK 1995-2005.

Maryam Ahmed graduated as a youth ambassador for Save the Children Nigeria in 2018. She has advocated for children's rights in Nigeria and in international forums. She particularly campaigns to end child marriage and sexual abuse, and to ensure girls have access to education and reproductive rights. 

Mary Robinson served as President of Ireland (1990-97) and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002).

Rafia Zakaria (@rafiazakaria) is an author and attorney, she served on the Board of Amnesty International USA for two terms between 2009-2015 and was the first Pakistani-American woman to do so.

Alcinda Honwana is an LSE Centennial Professor and Inter-Regional Adviser at UN DESA.

Based at LSE in Pethick-Lawrence House, the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (@AfricaAtLSE) promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making. The Centre accomplishes this by connecting different social science disciplines and by working in partnership with Africa bringing African voices to the global debate.

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