UNSW Law & Justice, the Australian Human Rights Institute, the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law invite you to the launch of #Help: Digital Humanitarianism and the Remaking of International Order by Fleur Johns.

Join the book's author as well as a panel of guest speakers to learn more about this important publication.

This hybrid seminar will take place in-person at the UNSW Law & Justice Building (Level 2 Staff Common Room) and online via Zoom. Drinks and nibbles will be served for those attending in person. Please indicate your attendance preference on checkout.

Book description

Like many other areas of life, humanitarian practice and thinking are being transformed by information and communications technology. Despite this, the growing digitization of humanitarianism has been a relatively unnoticed dimension of global order. Based on more than seven years of data collection and interdisciplinary research, #Help presents a ground-breaking study of digital humanitarianism and its ramifications for international law and politics.

Guest speakers

Professor Anne Orford, Melbourne Laureate Professor; Michael D Kirby Professor of International Law; ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow

Professor Kieran Tranter, Chair of Law, Technology and Future in the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology

Chaired by Professor Jane McAdam AO, Scientia Professor of Law, Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

Author biography

Fleur Johns is Professor in the Faculty of Law & Justice at UNSW Sydney. Fleur works in international law, legal theory, law and development, and law and technology. Her latest research has focused on the implications of digital technology for international law and politics, and on the international law of diplomacy. Fleur is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2021-2025) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2021-2024). She has published five books, the most recent of which is #Help.