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'Relief and Rehabilitation for a Postwar World': virtual book launch, 7 February 2024

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Wednesday 7th February 2024 (17:00-18:30)
Sam Knapton
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‘Relief and Rehabilitation for a Postwar World’: virtual book launch – Wednesday 7 February, 5-6.30pm

Join the editors and commentators to discuss ‘Relief and Rehabilitation for a Postwar World: Humanitarian Intervention and the UNRRA'.

This online event, hosted by the editors Samantha K Knapton (University of Nottingham) and Katherine Rossy (Royal Military College of Canada), marks the launch of ‘Relief and Rehabilitation for a Postwar World: Humanitarian Intervention and the UNRRA’ (Bloomsbury, 2024).

One of the world's first truly international humanitarian organisations, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was championed as a beacon of postwar philanthropy that sought to rehabilitate as well as provide relief. This edited volume offers the first comprehensive study of the UNRRA and seeks to identify the key successes, limitations and enduring challenges it faced in the postwar period.

Alongside the contributors to this volume, we will be joined by three commentators:

  • Professor Jessica Reinisch (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
  • Professor Bertrand Taithe (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Professor Kerstin von Lingen (University of Vienna, Austria)

Book contributors: 

Peter Gatrell, University of Manchester, UK
Samantha K Knapton, University of Nottingham, UK
Katarzyna Nowak, University of Vienna, Austria
Lisa Payne Ossian, Des Moines Community College, USA
Dan Plesch, SOAS, University of London, UK
Caroline Reeves, Harvard University Fairbanks Centre, USA
Katherine Rossy, Royal Military College of Canada
Silvia Salvatici, University of Florence, Italy
Grace Schneider, SOAS, University of London, UK
Joshua Thew, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland

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