Spring 2019: Global Humanitarian Crises Response — LPPS 3295



Spring 2019: Global Humanitarian Crises Response — LPPS 3295


Mon. Jan 14, 2019 - Tue. Apr 30, 2019 (16 weeks)
Every Tuesday, Thursday from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM


Minor Hall 125

Taught by the former United Nations Chief of Policy Analysis and Innovation for Humanitarian Affairs this course will look at critical questions defining global humanitarian action and policy. It is open to first, second, third, and fourth year students.

The inability to deliver aid inside Syria, the growth of private sector involvement in humanitarian response, the challenges of providing accountability to affected populations, the complexity of addressing migration and refugee flows, are only some of the policy questions being faced in the humanitarian aid sector. Using historical and critical analysis, case studies, and insights from guest speakers; the foundations, dilemmas, and operational realities of providing humanitarian aid will be explored. Assignments will include contemplative practice; critical self-reflection; policy analysis; and real-time professional projects.

* 3 credits
Instructor: Kirsten Gelsdorf (