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Roundtable - 50 years of Doctors without borders (Médecins sans frontières)

Round table on November 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm, at Sciences Po Paris in the Émile Boutmy amphitheater at 27 Rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris. The round table will be partly in French and partly in English. A sanitary pass is mandatory to access the event. 

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Médecins Sans Frontières is celebrating its 50th anniversary. On this occasion and in the framework of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) conference, the Crash is organizing a round table on the history of the organization, the myths surrounding it, and its recent evolution.

This roundtable, which will bring together researchers and members of MSF, serves two objectives. 

It will look back at the story of MSF's origins by confronting it with history and analyze the association's contemporary discourse on its "founding principles". In addition, the speakers will discuss the transformations of MSF over half a century, which have shaped the organization and fueled its debates over time: the evolution of the contexts of intervention, geopolitical upheavals, the personal trajectories of some members of the organization...

This round table will be moderated by Bertrand Taithe, member of the Crash scientific committee and professor at the University of Manchester. They will be present: 

- Isabelle Defourny, Director of Operations at MSF-OCP,
- Peter Redfield, Professor and Erburu Chair in Ethics, Globalization and Development, University of Southern California,
- Eleanor Davey, Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University,
- Rony Brauman, Director of Studies at Crash and former President of Médecins sans Frontières.

To cite this content :
Roundtable - 50 years of Doctors without borders (Médecins sans frontières) , 3 November 2021, URL : https://msf-crash.org/en/conferences-debates/roundtable-50-years-doctors-without-borders-medecins-sans-frontieres

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