Past Event

The Disaster Gypsies

3:30 - 5:00 PM EDT

Please join us for a conversation about a newly published book, the Disaster Gypsies: Humanitarian Workers in the World’s Deadliest Conflicts. Author John Norris and Disaster Response expert Linda Poteat will discuss the increasing intersection between relief workers and conflict specialists in the past decade and its implications for policy decisions.

Disaster Gypsies is a highly readable tour of the sights, scares, and moral tradeoffs that Norris encountered in the earth’s most troubled places. With a meticulous eye for detail, he offers a kind of ‘biography of a humanitarian,’ casting insight on democracy promotion and nation building at a time when we desperately need his hard-won wisdom.”
–Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

Featured Speakers:
John Norris, Chief of Political Affairs, United Nations Mission in Nepal
Linda Poteat, Senior Program Manager for Disaster Response, InterAction

Moderated by:
Anita Sharma, Director, ENOUGH