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Dispelling the White Knight Complex: Debating the point of international vo...

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David Penington Building, Melbourne University

Bio21 Institute, 30 Flemington Road

Parkville, VIC 3010

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Is international volunteering a genuine asset to development? Or just a way to meet our own desire to save the world? Even if this is the case, so what? Is there a ‘right way’ to run a volunteer program?

Red Cross presents a lively debate – featuring humour, research, evaluation, and idealism in equal proportions.

We’re bringing together some of the loudest champions and fiercest critics of international volunteering, so that together, we can have a constructive debate about what it takes to build stronger, more sustainable volunteering programs.

Who should attend?

Don’t miss this if you’re (a) interested in different modalities of development, (b) working in the development sector – in the field or headquarters, (c) an academic or policy advisor or (d) curious about the effects of international volunteering. You’ll leave with new ideas, valuable resources and a healthy dose of post-colonial guilt.

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  • Marc Purcell, ACFID

  • Peter Devereux, Curtin University

  • Ashlee Betteridge, Development Policy Centre

  • Chrisanta Muli, Oxfam Australia


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David Penington Building, Melbourne University

Bio21 Institute, 30 Flemington Road

Parkville, VIC 3010

Australia

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