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On 18 December 2013, the ICRC organised a conference on humanitarian dialogue with non-State groups. The topic under discussion was humanitarian dialogue with non-state armed groups, focusing on the impact of geopolitical challenges in the contexts of the Middle East and South Asia.
The ICRC conference brought together four leading experts on the topic:
– Dr Chaliland, one of the world’s leading experts in armed conflict studies and international relations and author of numerous books dealing with these subjects;
– Dr Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute and Head of the Regional Development Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
– Ronald Ofteringer, the ICRC’s advisor for global affairs
– Dr Jean-Hervé Bradol, Research Director of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Foundation
The event was attended by some 200 Geneva-based diplomats, professors and students in the field of international humanitarian law, humanitarian practitioners from non-governmental organizations and Red Cross/Crescent Societies, as well as UN agencies based in Geneva and the wider world.