History of Humanitarianism

Objectives
Have a general overview of the founding moments of the history of humanitarianism, from its origins in the 19th century to its neo-liberal forms in the 1960s-1990s
Explain the major humanitarian crises or events that challenged existing humanitarian actors and organisations from a historical point of view
Describe the growth, politicisation and internationalisation of humanitarian action from a historical and global perspective, with a focal point on the Western sphere and the Arab-Muslim sphere
Use historical sources such as written archives, pictures, posters and films
Analyse the political-economical-social roots at the core of previous humanitarian operations
Audience
Professional with experience in humanitarian field and in other sectors wishing to deepen his understanding in the topic
Programme
Defining Humanitarian Action • Why History? •The Origins • The Interwar • From 1945 to the Cold War • Humanitarian Action and Islam • Genocides and Mass Violence
Direction
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 (IHEID), Geneva
Coordination
Dr. Valérie GORIN, CERAH and University of Lausanne

Duration
18 – 22 September 2017
1 week
2 ECTS credits

Registration deadline
10 days before the beginning of the course.

Registration fees
CHF 1'500.-
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Information
CERAH
+41 (0)22 908 45 33
cerahgeneve(at)unige.ch

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