DAS - Humanitarian Action

The DAS in Humanitarian Action is part of CERAH's training offer including
1 MAS, 1 DAS and 1 CAS with 6 specializations.

Analyse the historical, geopolitical and social origins of humanitarian crises
Use methodological and conceptual tools in order to contribute to research and reflection on contemporary humanitarian action
Reflect on one’s own practice
Identify the trends and dilemmas for the future humanitarian action
Professional working in humanitarian action or in an international organisation wishing to reflect critically on his/her own experience in an academic setting
Professional from other sectors wishing to deepen his/her understanding of the contemporary humanitarian system
1 week introduction - 13 weeks of intensive courses from September to December focusing on core concepts of humanitarianism, methodology of research in humanitarian action, and contemporary challenges to humanitarian work. And a research paper to hand over in January
History of Humanitarianism • Values, Ethics, and Moral Dilemnas of Humanitarian Action • Geopolitics of Humanitarian Action in Conflict • Legal Framework of Humanitarian Action • Research Methods: getting started • The Sociology of Actors in Humanitarian Settings • Anthropology and Intercultural Aspects of Humanitarian Action • The Political Economy of Humanitarian Crises • Health Interventions in Humanitarian Crises •From Emergency to Development • Communication• Vulnerabilities : evolving concept & new challenges • Conclusion
Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Diploma jointly awarded by the University of Geneva and the IHEID
5th edition

September 2017 to January 2018
30 ECTS credits

Application deadline
15 July 2017 • Scholarship applicants: 1st February 2017

Registration fee
CHF 8'000.-
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