HCRI engage with students, researchers, practitioners, government and policy makers through our talks, seminars, workshops and conferences.

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Our events take place throughout the year and are open to students, staff and the general public from the UK and abroad. 

We also record most of our events for podcasts or video, which are published shortly after for anybody who couldn't attend live.

Our virtual events are open and accessible to all. This page will be updated regularly with sign-up information. 

View our upcoming events

Disasters and gender: presence and absence (HCRI Landmark Lecture)

17:30 - 19:00 11 October 2022

The HCRI 2022 Landmark Lecture will be given by UCL's Prof. Maureen Fordham, an expert on community-based disaster risk reduction and vulnerability analysis, focusing on the inclusion of a range of marginalised social groups in disaster risk reduction, especially women and girls. More on Maureen at:

Untold: Humanitarian workers and mental health (book talk)

08 November 2022

Dr Gemma Houldey will discuss her new book - 'The Vulnerable Humanitarian: Ending burnout culture in the aid sector' - followed by Q&A. Dr Houldey's new book challenges the prevalence of stress and burnout culture within the aid sector, laying bare the issues of power, agency, security and wellbeing that continue to trouble organisations and..

Guantanamo and the legal battle against torture (HCRI/MILC event)

17:30 - 19:00 21 November 2022

Prof. Lisa Hajjar will discuss her new book, 'The War in Court: Inside the Long Fight against Torture', with a particular focus on the legal battles over the treatment of people detained at Guantanamo. Those who took up the fight against the government over torture, forced disappearance, protracted incommunicado detention, and invented law-of..

Rountable - Attacked: Healthcare systems in Ukraine and Syria

17:00 - 18:30 06 December 2022

This event will see updates from and comparisons between the humanitarian situations in Syria and Ukraine, with a focus on attacks on and the responses of healthcare systems and workers. SPEAKERS Christina Wille will discuss data collected from Ukraine, as part of HCRI’s Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare (RIAH) project. https..

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