The Future of Humanitarian Action Conversation Series

For 25 years, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has honored and highlighted the work of exceptional humanitarian organizations through the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Historically, this recognition would culminate in an annual symposium and Prize ceremony, bringing together thought leaders from around the world to discuss the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time and share how we can work together to build a brighter and more just future. While COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of our in-person event, the Hilton Foundation is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Devex to host these conversations in a virtual setting. All content will focus on the theme, “The Future of Humanitarian Action: Writing the Next Chapter.”

Conversation #1: Decolonizing Humanitarian Aid

Thursday, September 17 // 10 a.m. ET

Watch the first of these virtual conversations where we explore what it takes to decolonize humanitarian aid with those who are leading the work both here in the U.S. and globally. Hear from Edgar Villanueva, author of “Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance,” Cheryl Dorsey, president of Echoing Green, Kennedy Odede, co-founder and CEO of SHOFCO (2018 Prize Laureate), and Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, Director of Strategic Partnerships as they discuss the colonialist mentality pervading humanitarian aid, and how to reform it.