Night on Earth is a broad-ranging account of international humanitarian programs in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Near East from 1918 to 1930. Davide Rodogno shows that international ‘relief’ and ‘development’ were intertwined long before the birth of the United Nations with humanitarians operating in a region devastated by war and famine and in which state sovereignty was deficient.
Dans son ouvrage Tahafut al Tahafut (L’Incohérence de l’incohérence, 1095), le philosophe Abu Walid Mohammad Ibn Rush (Averroès) écrit: « L’ignorance mène à la peur, la peur mène à la haine, la haine conduit à la violence; voilà l’équation. » Cette réflexion nous...
On 11 September 2001, the United States witnessed the deadliest attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. Two decades later, what are the lingering effects? Marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Executive Education Director and Professor of International History and...
The Youth in many African countries have over the years made bold statements to communicate their increasing desire to engage in the development of their communities and countries. In 2003, at the 13th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, the youth...
What has been the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on international cooperation? Much has been written on this complex issue. Here are a few reflections ranging from the micro to the macro, from how aid workers and organizations have been affected individually, to more...
Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou et Davide Rodogno, professeurs d’histoire internationale à l’Institut, ont lancé en début d’année un cours intitulé «Une histoire internationale du racisme». Quelques mois plus tard, le meurtre de George Floyd, un Afro-Américain tué par...
Over the course of its history, humanity has experienced several episodes of mass mortality due to infectious diseases. All of them have threatened social organisation and have made people believe it was the end of the world, irrespective of the magnitude of the...
Insecurity remains one of the prominent challenges facing communities occupying the borderlands in Africa. In the horn of Africa, most of these communities adopted pastoral lifestyle years back as an adaptation to climate change. Unpredictable rainfall patterns have...
A lo largo de su historia, la humanidad ha vivido varias experiencias de muerte masiva por alguna enfermedad infecciosa, y todas ellas han puesto en vilo la organización social y han hecho creer que es el fin del mundo, sin importar la magnitud de los imaginarios...
The Covid-19 pandemic has animated discussions about our future economic development model highlighting current shortcomings and the adverse impacts on people, especially vulnerable groups. In so doing, the pandemic has reinforced the importance of a just transition...
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