International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA)

  • Description
  • 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.

    IHSA forms a plat­form for the dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines that address human­i­tar­ian stud­ies, includ­ing inter­na­tional rela­tions, inter­na­tional law, devel­op­ment stud­ies, anthro­pol­ogy, con­flict stud­ies, pub­lic health and forced migra­tion stud­ies. It offers a venue where these schol­arly com­mu­ni­ties can meet and debate their dif­fer­ent insights and under­stand­ing of human­i­tar­ian crises, in dia­logue with pol­icy actors and imple­ment­ing agen­cies. IHSA equally wel­comes aca­d­e­mic schol­ars, con­sul­tants, pol­icy researchers, and reflec­tive prac­ti­tion­ers among its membership.

    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, IHSA 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 IHSA.

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

    Become a Member

    IHSA equally wel­comes aca­d­e­mic schol­ars, con­sul­tants, pol­icy researchers, and reflec­tive prac­ti­tion­ers among its mem­ber­ship. Members:

    • Are enti­tled to elect the offi­cers of the Board of IHSA
    • Can par­tic­i­pate in IHSA web-​based activities
    • Are enti­tled to a dis­count for the World Con­fer­ences of Human­i­tar­ian Studies
    • Receive a reg­u­lar IHSA newsletter

    Fill in the form to become a mem­ber

    Details

    Website ihsa.info

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