Methods and Ethics with Human Rights Watch's Tom Porteous

This is an Archive of a Past Event

Tom Porteous, deputy program director at Human Rights Watch, will discuss the organization’s methodology and approaches to ethical field work, including the importance of informed consent, interviewing traumatized populations, the challenges of working remotely, and considerations for populations on the move.

Before joining HRW in 2006, Porteous served as conflict management adviser for Africa in the UK’s Foreign Office, worked in UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia and Liberia, and served as a freelance correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, the BBC, and other media, first in Cairo and later in Berlin, Algeria, and Morocco.

Lunch will be served.