International Humanitarian Studies Association IHSA

The International  Humanitarian Studies Association is a network of people engaged in the study of humanitarian crises caused by natural disaster, conflict or political instability. Humanitarian studies concern how humanitarian crises evolve, how they affect people and their institutions, communities and societies, and the responses they trigger … (full text Welcome Page).

Conferences: IHSA’s, others; Infos; Background; Board; Members; Affiliate Institutions;

Objectives: The aim of IHSA is to strengthen and advance a global network of universities, specialised research centres, inter-governmental and non governmental organisations in order to enhance a better alignment between knowledge, policy and practice in resolving humanitarian crises. 

To achieve this aim, IAHS shall support activities to:

  • secure and develop institutional and personal contacts between humanitarian scholars policymakers and practitioners throughout the world;
  • convene meetings and regularly scheduled world conferences;
  • encourage the international dissemination and exchange of information on developments in the humanitarian field;
  • facilitate and promote international research in the humanitarian field;
  • prepare and disseminate publications on topics relevant to work field of the IAHS.

A major activity of IHSA is to facilitate every two years the World Conference of Humanitarian Studies.

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