In his capacity as a member of the Board of Directors for Doctors Without Borders/MSF USA, Nabil Al-Tikriti discussed MSF at two recent forums. In the first, he addressed the University of Virginia International Relations Organization and Middle Eastern Leadership Council on 16 April, at Jefferson Hall off the main quads. In this presentation, he discussed MSF’s involvement in the Middle East since the 1970s, as well as the movement’s overall goals, orientations, and decisions throughout its history.
On 21 April, Prof. Al-Tikriti represented MSF and discussed their protocols regarding field military-humanitarian cooperation at a forum organized as part of the Marine Corps University’s “Nine Innings” exercise on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief at Quantico, Virginia. In doing so, he joined a number of other NGO (ICRC, CARE, IMC) and US government (USAID, DHS, State Department) representatives addressing similar concerns, and spoke with several Marine and international military officers about their experiences, limitations, and expectations working with independent NGOs in the field of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.