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Friday, August 9 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Afternoon Plenary: Harnessing Humor for Humanitarian Work

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The evidence is irrefutable: Humor can help improve communication, build relationships,
enhance problem solving, increase productivity, and strengthen leadership. Because our
humanitarian work requires creative learning and dialogue, The Red Cross Red Crescent
Climate Centre
has been building on applied improvisation skills, exploring humor as an
unconventional approach to engage people and organizations in difficult conversations
about what can go wrong and what to do about it. Combining the fascinating science of how
humor works with serious-yet-fun activities and insights, in this intensely interactive keynote
we will experience a set of safe, innovative communication approaches that make people
smile, reflect, and wonder - in ways that support risk management and development work.


Speakers
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Pablo Suarez PhD

Pablo Suarez PhD is Associate director for research and innovation at the Red CrossRed Crescent Climate Centre, as well as Artist in Residence at the National University ofSingapore (NUS-LRFI), visiting fellow at Boston University, honorary senior lecturer atUniversity College London... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Student Activities Center - Auditorium