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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.

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Delivered by expert academics

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?

Sonia Brockington

Sonia Brockington is a lecturer in humanitarian health in the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, who has been involved in nutrition, public health and humanitarian education and training programs

Yaseen Ayobi

Yaseen Ayobi is an academic research professional who has been involved in humanitarian research and teaching. Yaseen's research work features the localisation of humanitarian response in the Pacific

Learning outcomes

  • Articulate a scholarly, as well as personal understanding and critical examination of the complexities of the historical development of humanitarianism across geo-, socio- and political contexts.

  • Critically evaluate ideas and arguments, developed through individual research, to identify how ethics, principles and values inform humanitarian action.

  • Using digital research and communication tools to collaborate, investigate and critically reflect on the changing nature of humanitarian action and relationships between stakeholders at all levels of the humanitarian ecosystem and make recommendations to enhance future practice.

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