Course Descriptions

HS 328F — Essential Elements of Humanitarian Response

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Develop skills aimed at providing principled humanitarian assistance to civilians suffering from the effect of violent conflicts. To do so, we will explore the content of humanitarian principles and the common standards agreed upon by a large number of humanitarian organizations for the provision of water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion, food security and nutrition, shelter, settlement, non-food items and education. The provision of principled humanitarian assistance along these standards ensure that civilians basic human rights are respected and re-enforce the accountability of humanitarian organizations. Usually offered every year.
Anaide Nahikian and Pierrette Quintiliani