Humanitarian Communication Seminar & Book Launch

Lilie Chouliaraki (LSE) & Anne Vestergaard (CBS) Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication, 2021, Routledge.

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 12:30 to 16:00

Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Dalgas Have 15, Room DH.0.Ø.89 and online

Registration here (registration deadline 18 January)

To celebrate the Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication, which came out in the midst of the pandemic, we invite you to a seminar with a series of short talks showcasing eight of the handbook’s 27 contributions.


Please join us for a full afternoon of talks, for a few select talks or simply come toast with us at the reception.


Read much more about the book, and sign up for the event on the registration page.



Organised by Copenhagen Business School. For further information, contact Ben Hales,



12:30 - 13:00 Humanitarian Communication in the 21st Century

  • Anne Vestergaard & Lilie Chouliaraki 

13:00 - 14:20 Session 1: Humanitarian Communication 

Chair: Mette Mortensen, University of Copenhagen

  • Mervi Pantti, University of Helsinki: Disaster Aid & Humanitarian Communication

  • Maria Kyriakidou, Cardiff University: The Audience of Humanitarian Communication 

  • Richard Stupart, University of Groningen: Conflicted Witnesses: Journalists and the Humanitarian Imaginary

  • Andrew Hoskins, University of Glasgow: Digital War & Humanitarian Communication

14:20 - 14:40 Break


14:40 - 16:00 Session 2: Humanitarianism on Market Terms

Chair: Bolette Blågaard, Aalborg University

  • Lisa Ann Richey and Stefano Ponte, Copenhagen Business School: Humanitarianism in Corporate Branding. The case of Brand Aid

  • Mehita Iqani, Stellenbosch University: Humanitarianism in the African Luxury Designer Market

  • Anke Schwittay, University of Sussex: Humanitarianism and Microfinance

16.00 – 17.00: Reception


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