Conor Foley spoke to a packed out Frontline Club, on May 11, debating with Linda Polman, author of War Games, on corruption and neutrality in the ‘aid industry’. Conor Foley is the author of The Thin Blue Line: How the Humanitarianism Went to War, which is published in paperback next month.
The event was broadcast online here.
Full list of participants: Conor Foley, humanitarian aid worker who has worked for a variety of human rights and humanitarian aid organisations and writes regularly for The Guardian Comment is Free, Linda Polman, freelance journalist and author of We Did Nothing: Why the Truth Doesn’t Always Come Out When the UN Goes In; Amany Abouzeid, ActionAid human security policy coordinator and Sarah Bailey, research officer for ODI Humanitarian Policy Group. Moderated by Humphrey Hawksley, leading BBC foreign correspondent, author and commentator on world affairs.
Read Conor’s account of the debate and response to Linda Polman’s book here.