2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index was conducted between March 2 and April 2, 2018 in 12 countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Argentina, Japan, Armenia, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Kenya and Lebanon. This year the annual public opinion study surveyed nearly 11,000 people.
The session at the Edelman UK headquarters in London will begin with opening remarks by Aurora Prize Selection Committee Member Lord Ara Darzi, Director of Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, who will greet the participants and bring them up to date regarding the latest Aurora Humanitarian Index. After that the audience will see a video presentation, followed by the keynote dedicated to the 2018 Index Highlights and Key Findings, prepared by Maurice Selg, Senior Vice President of Edelman Intelligence.
A panel discussion with then begin with Jane Corbin, journalist and film-maker, BBC Panorama; Elizabeth Collett, Founding Director, Migration Policy Institute Europe; Dirk Jacobs, Full Professor in Sociology, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB); and Laurie Lee, CEO, Care International. The panelists will focus on social and political impact of Index findings, as well as international perceptions of humanitarian crises. Concluding the event, Noubar Afeyan, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist; Co-Founder, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, will address the audience with his closing remarks.
The Aurora Humanitarian Index is a special survey that examines public perceptions of major humanitarian issues. It explores the international public’s attitudes toward both responsibility and effectiveness of humanitarian intervention, as well as the motivations that urge people to intervene on behalf of others. Each year the survey is conducted across multiple countries and its findings are presented to the public.
The findings of the 2017 Aurora Humanitarian Index were presented during the 2017 Aurora Dialogues in Armenia. You can learn more about the second annual Aurora Humanitarian Index here. The results of the 2016 Aurora Humanitarian Index were unveiled on April 22, 2016 at the Aurora Dialogues conference in Yerevan, Armenia. You can learn more about the first annual Aurora Humanitarian Index here.