Advance praise for The Humanitarian Conscience:
"A masterfully comprehensive, clearly written and up-to-date survey of what humanitarian care means to the world. Mr. Smyser's personal experience and careful scholarship make the book especially relevant and timely. He fears that governments have been distancing themselves from the humanitarian cause, especially since September 11 and since the war in Iraq. His own commitment to that cause shows throughout the entire work."
---- Sadako Ogata, former UN High Commissioner for Refugees
"The Humanitarian Conscience is a timely and important work that deserves to be read widely, including for its specific, wide-reaching recommendations on how to respond to current humanitarian challenges. Mr. Smyser's long personal experience in the humanitarian crises of our day and his profound sense of history provide a welcome perspective which is a major contribution in itself."
-- John Whitehead, former Deputy Secretary of State
"This book is an invaluable resource for humanitarian workers. It should also be read by anyone seeking a more comprehensive understanding of humanitarian work. Its author combines scholarship with practical experience. He shows the important if sometimes risky ways in which humanitarians have helped others for more than a century. He also suggests what must now be done to keep the humanitarian conscience alive."
-- Mary E. McClymont, President and CEO, InterAction
Praise for From Yalta to Berlin:
"Smyser's comprehensive and discerning book gives important historical perspective to the Cold War struggle."--Henry A. Kissinger