WHAT IS THIS COURSE (MODULE) ALL ABOUT?
This module is designed to help students think through the main practical and academic issues, dilemmas and debates in humanitarian affairs. Understanding these issues provides them with an insight in the broader context of humanitarian assistance, which helps to understand and explain strengths and shortcomings of such assistance, as well as the (limited) options for further improvement of humanitarian action. Important questions in this respect are “What are the roles of the local population during humanitarian interventions? How do humanitarian actors build on local capacities? Is humanitarian aid just a cover-up for the lack of political will? Can we link humanitarian aid to development? How can we improve its management?”
The module consists of weekly classes and a number of study trips. Topics include moral foundations of humanitarian action; legal norms of humanitarian action; the international system of actors and organizations; the role of the media; linking relief, rehabilitation and development; civil-military relations.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Also, students who study
Students who study
Additionally, students from any other field of study are able to participate, space permitting. Taking into account the needs of humanitarian organizations, this course can be recommended to all above mentioned students. The IFHV will issue a participation certificate in any case.
The study trip is a compulsory part of this module. Required are three days, but you can compile the trips individually. You have to choose and register to the trips as soon as possible. Please sign up by Mail to tbc, because we only have limited spaces for some trips. She will inform you about the further registration process.
You will have 4 different possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Katrin Radtke