HS 267F — Humanitarian Negotiation

Recommended prerequisite: HS 244a. Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

This advanced module on humanitarian diplomacy builds on, and further tests, the Responsible Negotiation methods of HS 244a. It seeks to understand frontline negotiators’ challenges and to provide a practical motivation-based framework that supports the field. This class explores past and present negotiators, historical figures and unsung heroes, who got small but crucial yesses on behalf of noncombatants in danger. It explores real-life cases and simulations involving the ICRC, MSF, UNHCR and UNOCHA, WFP, NRC, other humanitarian organizations, religious charities, and even businesses. We cover 150 years of humanitarian diplomacy’s unique contributions to saving countless lives. Usually offered every year.
Mr. Lempereur