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The Humanitarian World

Welcome to this Deakin University unit, ADH701: The Humanitarian World, where we will explore humanitarianism.

This program is part of the Development and Humanitarian Action degree offered by Deakin University

Investigate the history, principles and practices of humanitarianism

In this unit we will:

  • explore the history of humanitarianism, followed by the principles, theories and values that inform current practices in the field.
  • learn about the various actors involved in the humanitarian system and analyse the emerging trends.
  • have opportunities to discuss some of the dilemmas faced by the sector.

Through the use of case studies and interaction with International humanitarian experts, we will examine the importance of ethical practice to successful humanitarian outcomes.


5 courses

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Deakin University is Australia’s eighth largest university with more than 53,000 students from more than 100 countries studying online and on-campus. With world-class teaching and research, Deakin produces sought-after graduates poised to make a real difference in the world.

Who will you learn with?

Phil Connors

Associate Professor Phil Connors is co-Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership and Course Director for the Master of Humanitarian Assistance.

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