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Elective BA module: International Humanitarian Action - A Dutch Perspective

International Humanitarian Action : A Dutch Perspective. An elective module (5 ECTS) open to all students at Groningen University!!

First Semester, Tuesdays 09-11.00 hours , start September 12th, 2017 Location: A 901

Contents of programme and objectives

The Netherlands stand out amongst the many actors involved in international humanitarian action. For one, the Dutch state is one of the most fervent supporters of (inter)governmental action to alleviate suffering worldwide. As a consequence, through financing operations and staffing organisations, The Netherlands exert great influence. Secondly, Dutch civil society has given birth to a multitude of non-governmental humanitarian organisations, recognized globally for professionalism, zeal and tenacity.
This introductory course to humanitarian action aims to provide to University of Groningen students from various academic backgrounds an appreciation of contemporary challenges faced in supporting the most vulnerable populations in societies around the globe. Be it man-made or natural disasters, the politicization of aid, the militarization of aid, the impact of the financial crisis, security concerns, gender awareness, growing demands for accountability and transparency, all issues shape present day humanitarianism. The Netherlands play a key role in dealing with these challenges, because of past performance and current involvement. The Dutch perspective will be dealt with in all classes.

This introductory course to humanitarian action wants to provide to University of Groningen students from various academic backgrounds an appreciation of contemporary challenges faced in supporting the most vulnerable populations in societies around the globe. Be it man- made or natural disasters, the politicization of aid, the militarization of aid, the impact of the financial crisis, security concerns, gender awareness, growing demands for accountability and transparency, all issues shape present day humanitarianism. The Netherlands play a key role, so the Dutch perspective will be dealt with in all classes.

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