Humanitarian Studies Summer Courses

International Humanitarian Action and New York
Session I, May 30-June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Fordham has long been a world leader in the academic study of humanitarianism and in professional aid work. This course examines international responses to humanitarian crises. We explore the range of actors based in New York City, including faith-based organizations, secular international NGOs, United Nations agencies, and more. We will examine their motives, capabilities, and histories using case studies of the various problems to which they respond: violence, genocide, famine, displacement, and human rights abuses.

Course Number: HUST 4002 L11, CRN: 10111
Instructor: van Tulleken
4 credits


Foreign Service
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

The course will examine "foreign service" in its broadest sense - what it means to be an individual engaged in attempting to aid other people in other countries; what are the cultural specificities of these attempts; what are the historical origins of "foreign service;" and how do these impact the current practice of aid agencies. The course will use these questions to critique the responses to the HIV epidemic in South Africa; the recurrent problems of famine in Ethiopia; responses to natural disasters in Bangladesh and Burma; and healthcare provision for mental illness after conflict and disaster. Syllabus

Course Number: HUST 4500 L21, CRN: 10286
Instructor: Staff
4 credits


International Humanitarian Internship
Session I, May 30-June 29, 2017
Online

This course offers students the opportunity to reflect on internships with an international humanitarian or intergovernmental organization in New York City. Register by permission of Humanitarian Studies.

Course Number: HUST 4801 L11, CRN: 10112
Instructor: Staff
1 credit