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Clare Short to give HCRI Inaugural Annual Lecture

05 Sep 2012

The former Secretary of State for International Development will speak on 26 September (5.30pm) in University Place, Lecture Theatre A.

Clare Short

Has the humanitarian moment passed?

A humanitarian surge and its demise, 1997–2003: a personal account by Clare Short



  • 5.30pm  Drinks reception
  • 6.30pm  A humanitarian surge and its demise, 1997-2003: a personal account Clare Short
  • 7.15pm  Q&A
  • 7.45pm  Close

Clare Short

Clare Short was MP for Birmingham Ladywood from 1983 to 2010 and Secretary of State for International Development from 1997 to May 2003. The Department for International Development (DFID) was a new Ministry created after the 1997 general election to promote policies for sustainable development and the elimination of poverty. Ms Short stood down from Parliament in 2010, and is now active in various organisations working on humanitarian and development initiatives.

About HCRI

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at The University of Manchester is inspired by the need to conduct rigorous research and to support postgraduate training on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical crises.


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The event is also part of the launch programme for the new School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.