2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 33380 Humanitarian Crises of the Modern World

This course examines both the history and evolution of genocide and the changes in humanitarian responses in the operating environment. This course will cover a broad range of subjects, including: the normative frameworks of humanitarian action - international humanitarian law, humanitarian principles, and codes of conduct; the impact of conflicts and the global war on terror on populations and humanitarian action; methodologies developed to improve the effectiveness and accountability of humanitarian action; the evolving structure of the international humanitarian system. (F, even years)