Emerging Issues in Humanitarian Response and Human Rights
The course will provide an introduction to the foundational concepts and emerging issues essential for understanding and engaging in humanitarian and human rights research and action. The course will prepare students to understand and engage in humanitarian response and human rights protection, while examining emerging critical challenges that have multi-dimensional global impacts. These issues include armed conflict, social oppression migration, community engagement and accountability, among other themes. The major options for protection and support- including early warning, prevention, and mitigation strategies – will be analyzed through case studies and discussion of current research findings, and through the lenses of the norms, actors, and processes of international humanitarian and human rights law, operations, and policy. Course Requirements: Students outside of HSPH must request instructor permission to enroll in this course.