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GMA P216: Humanitarian Aid

Course Description

This module will put complex emergencies and humanitarian crises within a global perspective, focusing on key institutional actors in the field of humanitarian aid. The module will analyze the political, economic, and ethical issues raised by humanitarian interventions in war situations and explore the tools available to aid agencies to program in crisis situations. Building primarily on experiences in Africa and Asia, the module explores linkages between relief and development as well as looking at the possible long term future of the international humanitarian aid system. (Summer Term, half semester)

Course faculty: Daniel G. Maxwell
Course duration: First half
Credits/Units: 1.5