Summer Series: Writing Wrongs – The language of aid, development and neo-colonialism

She was a “white Muzungu with long angel hair” who fell in love with a German pilot, singlehandedly started a school for HIV-positive children, and managed to survive a vicious attack on her host village from genocidaires connected to the Hutu-Tutsi conflicts of the 1990s. At least, that’s the story Louise Linton tells in herContinue reading “Summer Series: Writing Wrongs – The language of aid, development and neo-colonialism”

Changes and Challenges in Humanitarian Intervention

People need more than food to have a normal life, pointed out Alasdair Gordon-Gibson during his talk in St Andrews on October 16th. Gordon-Gibson graduated in 1982 from the University of St Andrews with an honors degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies. He went on to lead a successful career with the British Red Cross,Continue reading “Changes and Challenges in Humanitarian Intervention”