Join us for an Interview with Author Peter Singer on February 2

Join us for an Interview with Author Peter Singer on February 2

On February 2nd at 2:00 p.m. the American Red Cross is hosting a discussion with futurist Peter. W. Singer, author of multiple award winning books on the future of conflict and national security, including the recently published and critically acclaimed Ghost Fleet.

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Event: The Tension Between State and Non-State Expressions of Customary International Humanitarian Law

Event: The Tension Between State and Non-State Expressions of Customary International Humanitarian Law

On Saturday, November 7th the ICRC will be participating in a panel titled: The Department of Defense Law of War Manual: The Tension Between State and Non-State Expressions of Customary International Humanitarian Law, as part of International Law Weekend 2015. 

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Join us for an event at Georgetown Law Nov 4- Urban Warefare: Effects of Explosive Weapons on the Civilian Population

Join us for an event at Georgetown Law Nov 4- Urban Warefare: Effects of Explosive Weapons on the Civilian Population

We are pleased to announce a panel on Wednesday, November 4th from 5:30-7:00pm at Georgetown Law School titled "Urban Warfare: Effects of Explosive Weapons on the Civilian Population."  The panel is inspired by the ICRC's recent report on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. - 

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Top Picks: September 7 to 11

Top Picks: September 7 to 11

Domestic and international politics dominated the news and our reading this week – from the Congressional action on the Iran nuclear deal to President Obama’s announcement of the U.S. commitment to take in Syrian refugees. In addition, there was some valuable writing on the law of armed conflict and medical workers and a blog post by the Secretary of State, urging a better understanding of religion and global affairs.

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Upcoming IHL Course for Humanitarian Practitioners in Mondane, France

Upcoming IHL Course for Humanitarian Practitioners in Mondane, France

The ICRC in conjunction with the French Red Cross will be conducitng its annual IHL course for humanitarian practitioners from May 31st to June 6th in Mondane, France.  The objective of the course is part of a global strategy adopted by the ICRC and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement as a whole to promote the principles and rules of IHL.

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DC area to host Global Refugee Simulation & Conference

DC area to host Global Refugee Simulation & Conference

What factors or circumstances force people to flee their homes in search of safety and shelter? What types of assistance does the ICRC provide to internally displaced people (IDPs)? When is it okay for an armed group or military to attack civilians? (Hint: NEVER!) What are the basic rules that combatants must respect? What are some differences between IDPs and refugees? How does international humanitarian law (IHL) protect IDPs?

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American Red Cross hosts first-ever Clara Barton IHL Competition

American Red Cross hosts first-ever Clara Barton IHL Competition

Some of the nation's brightest law students are gathering in Washington DC this week to learn how to tackle the increasingly complicated challenges presented by modern warfare and contemporary armed conflicts. Eric Sigmund of the American Red Cross* introduces us to the Clara Barton Competition.

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9/11 to Syria: a special event in Washington DC on December 6

9/11 to Syria: a special event in Washington DC on December 6

Over the past 12 years, Mr. Krähenbühl has been in-charge of the ICRC's operations worldwide, including Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, and Somalia, as well as our humanitarian-related activities linked to US detention. He has also led senior-level negotiations with a wide range of governments, armed forces, and non-State armed groups to secure access to populations caught up in conflicts across the globe.

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HPCR-ICRC live web seminar on future of humanitarian action

HPCR-ICRC live web seminar on future of humanitarian action

The 150th anniversary of the ICRC is an opportunity to reflect on the evolution not only of the ICRC, but of the humanitarian sector in general. It is also an occasion to critically assess how humanitarian organisations anticipate future crisis and challenges, while becoming more professional, adaptive and capable of engaging with new humanitarian actors.

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