Panel: Decolonizing Humanitarian Aid

Hosted by Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Sorority

Decolonizing Humanitarian Aid Panel Flyer

Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service sorority invites you to this semester's panel on the decolonization of humanitarian aid. This event aims to investigate topics within international development through the lens of decolonization, with a focus on interrogating the ways in which traditional methods of humanitarian aid uphold colonialism. We will explore the role of NGOs, federal agencies, and other organizations in contributing to neo-colonialism as well as what practices they can adopt to counteract these contributions. The event Zoom link will be sent to those who complete the included RSVP link.

Panelists: 

  • Professor Dan Whitman - Former Foreign Service Officer, Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University
  • Alexious Butler - Development Diplomat in Residence, USAID
  • Shannon Paige - Policy Associate, Peace Direct
  • Maryam Deloffre - Director of the Humanitarian Action Initiative, Associate Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University