SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Student and faculty participants arrive
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
10:00-11:15 The history of humanitarian action – focus on changes in leadership approaches (Peter Walker)
Using historic case studies from the mid 1800s onwards, humanitarian actions will be illustrated with their approaches, actors and challenges. The evolution of humanitarian principals will be examined as will be the changing relationship between humanitarian action, the foreign policy agenda of donor states and the political agenda of the agencies themselves along with the changing nature of crises.Suggested Reading:
Smillie. I. The Emperor’s old clothes. Chapter 2 in. Donini. A. (Ed) The Golden Fleece: Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action. Kumarian Press 2012 (forthcoming) 11.:15 – 12:00 Briefing on the group exercise and expected presentations
12:00-14:00 Group luncheon at the Priory (catered)
14:00 – 15:30 Leadership in a global world: What should it look like, how do you do it? (Guest Lecturer. Dean Deborah Nutter)
What do leaders need to know and what does leadership look like today?
15:30- 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Case study presentations (Walker and Andreas Koestler)
Students will work, in team on individual historic case studies, placing themselves in a humanitarian leadership role in the case study and “reworking history” in the light of present day knowledge and leadership styles, presenting back, at the end of the seminar, on how they would have lead during this period, how it differs from the past and what difference they believe it would have made.
In this session the case study methodology will be presented along with a brief outline of the case studies on offer. Students will divide into teams.
19:00 Group dinner at Hotel Le Cottage, Talloires