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The purpose of this session is to explore and discuss some of the main theoretical and practical dilemmas and challenges resulting from the (attempts of) merging human rights and humanitarian objectives in violent and post-violent settings.

Recommended readings:

Barnett, Michael (2011) Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press; Introduction;

Nascimento, Daniela (2015) “One step forward, two steps back? Humanitarian Challenges and Dilemmas in Crisis Settings” the Journal of Humanitarian Assistance February 18

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Nota biográfica 

Daniela Nascimento has a PhD in International Politics and Conflict Resolution from the University of Coimbra, a bachelor degree in International Relations by the same University and an European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the Inter-European Center for Human Rights and Democratisation. She is a researcher at the Peace Studies Group of the Center for Social Studies and professor at the International Relations Group at the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra where she teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels in International Relations, including the MA in Peace, Security and Development Studies, and the PhD in International Politics and Conflict Resolution (with a performance evaluation of excellent for 2011-2013 and 2014-2016). She is currently Director of the PhD Program in International Politics and Conflict Resolution (CES/FEUC) and Vice-Dean for Post-Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Economics. Her research interests focus on peace studies, human rights, peacebuilding, humanitarian action, especially in the African context and Timor Leste. She has published various chapters and peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals and books, as well as participation in various research projects with national and international funding. Amongs her more recent publications are the book International Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Strategies. The Complexities of war and peace in the Sudans published by Routledge (2017), a chapter on “Una crítica a la construcción de paz liberal desde los derechos humanos. La contribución de los derechos socioeconómicos para la sostenibilidad de la paz” published in 2019 in the book Pax crítica. Aportes teóricos a las Perspectivas de Paz Posliberal organized by Karlos Pérez de Armiño; Iker Zirion ( Editorial Tecnos) and the chapter on “Trials and tribulations: the challenges of building a sustainable state in South Sudan” published in 2020 in the book Limited Statehood and Informal Governance in the Middle East and Africa organized by Ruth Santini; Abel Polese e Robert Kevlihan (Routledge/Taylor and Francis).


Organização: Programa de Doutoramento Human Rights in Contemporary Societies 

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