This third volume in the pioneering series, International Humanitarian Affairs, goes beyond the practical to address fundamental questions at the heart of humanitarian actions.
How do different religious, cultural, and social systems—and the values they support—shape humanitarian action? What are the bases of caring societies? Are there universal values for human well-being? International experts come face to face with the assumptions about human dignity and social justice that guide efforts to rescue and repair communities in crisis.
The original essays explore mandates for humanitarian action in religious traditions, and codes of conduct for the media, military, medicine, and the academy in relief efforts. They explore threats to human welfare from terrorism and gender exploitation and assess international law, the media, and the politics of civil society in a world of war, conflict, and strife.
The contributors: Kofi Annan, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Rabbi Harlan J. Wechsler, H.R.H. Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Francis Mading Deng, Maj. Gen. Timothy Cross, Joseph O’ Hare, S.J., Tom Brokaw, Eoin O’Brien, M.D., Jan Eliasson, Timothy Harding, M.D., Paul Wilkinson, Larry Hollingworth, Nancy Ely-Raphel, John Feerick, Michael Veuthey, Edward Mortimer, Kathleen Newland, Peter Tarnoff, Richard Falk, and the editor.
Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., is the author and editor of many books, including, most recently, History and Hope: The International Humanitarian Reader (Fordham). He is University Professor and Director of Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and Clinical Professor of Tropical Medicine and Molecular Parasitology at New York University and has served as Chief Adviser on Humanitarian Affairs and Public Health for three Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly.
"Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action is a satisfying collection of rich and varied perspectives, some new, some difficult to digest, and all feeding the need to understand the complexities of these issues in a rapidly changing world."—Lesley Morrison, The Lancet
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- Euripides' Life and Times
- Roman Comedy, Pt. I
- Roman Comedy, Pt. II
- Aspects of the Commedia Dell' Arte
- Medieval Theatre
- The Green Bird Video
- Shakespeare's Theatre and Macbeth
- Shakespeare and Webster
- Shakespeare's King Lear and the Middle Ages