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CONFERENCES
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As part of its contribution to MSF's critical self-reflexion, the CRASH regularly invites outside speakers, researchers and key civil society figures to come present their perspectives and their work on general issues that intersect with the concerns of humanitarian action. Intended primarily for an internal audience - but open to others closely connected to the association - each conference is followed by an open discussion.

Heatwaves: what mortality rates and what are the challenges for MSF?

2024-06-06 18:30:00 2024-06-06 20:30:00 Europe/Paris Heatwaves: what mortality rates and what are the challenges for MSF? On 6 June 2024, the Crash team will be delighted to welcome Lana Whittaker, Kévin Jean and Aina Roca Barceló for a conference on heatwaves co-organized with MSF France's Green Team. MSF CRASH

On 6 June 2024, the Crash team will be delighted to welcome Lana Whittaker, Kévin Jean and Aina Roca Barceló for a conference on heatwaves co-organized with MSF France's Green Team.

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Frantz Fanon, by Adam Shatz

2024-06-27 18:00:00 2024-06-27 20:30:00 Europe/Paris Frantz Fanon, by Adam Shatz On 27 June 2024, the CRASH team will be delighted to welcome Adam Shatz for a lecture on Frantz Fanon. MSF CRASH

On 27 June 2024, the CRASH team will be delighted to welcome Adam Shatz for a lecture on Frantz Fanon.

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Another approach to well-being at work

12/09/2021 - 05:30 PM 07:30 PM Yves Clot Jean-Yves Bonnefond

The members of the Crash were very happy to welcome you all to this new conference-debate with occupational psychologists Yves Clot and Jean-Yves Bonnefond, two of the authors of “Le prix du travail bien fait – La coopération conflictuelle dans les organisations” (Paris, La Découverte, 2021 ; co-written with Antoine Bonnemain and Mylène Zittoun).

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Book launch event - Violences extrêmes. Enquêter, secourir, juger République démocratique du Congo, Rwanda, Syrie

11/17/2021 - 05:30 PM 07:30 PM Jean-Hervé Bradol

We were very happy to welcome two authors of the book: sociologist (CNRS) and Crash scientific committee member Claudine Vidal, and Jean-Hervé Bradol, doctor, former President of the French section of MSF and current director studies at the Crash, for the launching event of the newly-published book “Violences extrêmes. Enquêter, secourir, juger République démocratique du Congo, Rwanda, Syrie” (Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris 2021). The event was hosted by Rony Brauman.

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Asylum and exile. A history of the distinction between migrants / refugees

04/12/2021 - 04:30 PM 06:30 PM Karen Akoka

On April 12 2021 we had the great pleasure of hosting a virtual CRASH conference with political scientist and sociologist Karen Akoka, fresh from her publication in November of “Asylum and Exile. A History of the Refugee/Migrant Distinction" (La Découverte, 2020). The author described and analyzed the trajectory of OFPRA, the French institution founded in 1952 and responsible for granting refugee status; she provided an insight into how the history of the distinction between migrants and refugees was established in France.

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The quantification of needs

12/10/2020 - 05:00 PM 07:00 PM Joël Glasman

Combining historical research and ethnographic investigations, the Africanist historian Joël Glasman plunges us into the factory of the homo humanitarianus, the average individual, on the basis of which "needs" and aid projects today are assessed. This conversation took place on December 10th 2020, during a conference-debate at Crash.

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Clinical trials, between science and financial and academic interests

10/08/2020 - 04:00 PM 06:00 PM Pierre Chirac

Pierre Chirac, pharmacist and editor of the journal Prescrire, presented his analysis of the pharmaceutical industry's influence strategies and the special interests of university hospital researchers, their consequences on the reliability of drug information and the means now required to rectify a harmful situation.

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Territories: the illusion of identity

12/16/2019 - 05:00 PM 07:00 PM Jean-François Bayart

Conference-debate on Monday 16 December 2019, 6-8pm in the 1st floor meeting room at MSF, 14-34 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris. Streaming and simultaneous translation into English available.

Can we talk about the specificities of the Middle East, Iran or the Mediterranean without reducing these territories to a culture or religion? On December 16, 2019, the CRASH team organised a conference-debate with Jean-François Bayart, a French political scientist who has devoted his work to the sociology of the State and identity illusions.

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Grande Synthe new camp : La Linière, March 2016 Charles Habib Conference

Screening - debate / La Ville Monde

11/07/2019 - 05:30 PM 07:30 PM Michaël Neuman

Screening - debate "La Ville Monde" on Thursday 7th of November 2019, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, in MSF's new premises at 14-34 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris.

Médecins Sans Frontières and Crash were pleased to invite you to a screening, followed by a debate, of the documentary film  "La Ville Monde" (52', subtitled in English), directed by Antarès Bassis and produced by Les films du Balibari. The film, of which MSF is a partner, traces the trajectory of the La Linière camp in Grande-Synthe from its opening in March 2016 to the fire that destroyed it in April 2017.

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Motivations for mass violence: different interpretations

10/03/2019 - 04:00 PM 06:00 PM Nicolas Mariot

Conference – debate, Thursday, 3 October 2019, 6-8pm, 1st floor meeting room at MSF, 8 rue Saint Sabin. Streaming and simultaneous translation into English available.
 
What turns ordinary men into killers? The CRASH team invited you to a conference – debate with the sociologist and historian, Nicolas Mariot, author of an article entitled « Faut-il être motivé pour tuer?  Sur quelques explications aux violences de guerre » (Genèses, n°53, 2003, p. 154-177) and books such as  “Face à la persécution. 991 Juifs dans la guerre" (with Claire Zalc, Paris, Odile Jacob, 2010), “Tous unis dans la tranchée ? 1914-1918, les intellectuels rencontrent le peuple" (Paris, Seuil, 2013). Nicolas Mariot presented two different interpretations of motivations for mass violence in the 20th century, drawn from a series of studies and surveys on the subject.

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Third-Worldism and Sans-Frontiérisme 1954-1988

04/11/2019 - 04:30 PM 06:30 PM Eleanor Davey

Eleanor Davey, historian of ideas and humanitarianism, senior lecturer at the Humanitarian and Conflict Research Institute, University of Manchester, discusses her book, Idealism Beyond Borders. The French Revolutionary Left and the Rise of Humanitarianism, 1954-1988, devoted to the intellectual history of sans-frontiérisme and Third-Worldism, in France, from the Algerian war to the early years of Médecins Sans Frontières.

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A building that was damaged during the offensives in Raqqa, the west side of the city. Raqqa residents are slowly returning back home find their houses either damaged or burned. Eddy Van Wessel Conference

Extreme violence: investigate, rescue, judge. Syria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo

03/20/2019 - 01:00 PM 03/22/2019 - 04:00 PM Laëtitia Atlani-Duault Jean-Hervé Bradol Marc Le Pape

Theaters of war, genocide, mass crimes, Syria, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are at the heart of the international symposium organized by the platform L’humanitaire dans la globalisation of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) and the Centre de Réflexion sur l'Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires (CRASH) of Médecins Sans Frontières. This symposium is part of the commemoration by these two institutions of the 25 years of the genocide of Rwandan Tutsis.

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A survivor of Gitarama in Ruhango, Rwanda, July 1994 Roger Job Conference

France in Rwanda. Guilty neutrality

02/11/2019 - 05:00 PM 07:00 PM Jean-Hervé Bradol

The CRASH team invited you to the screening-debate “France in Rwanda. Guilty neutrality” on Monday 11th of February 2019 from 6 to 8pm, in the 1rst floor room of the 8 rue Saint-Sabin. A documentary film by Robert Genoud and Claudine Vidal (Director Emeritus for research at the CNRS, member of the CRASH scientific committee at MSF), and produced by EUP. Before and after the screening, Claudine Vidal and Jean-Hervé Bradol, both actors of MSF mobilization between 1994 and 1998 launched the discussion.

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