Call for panels: IHSA World Conference

From 5 to 7 November in Dhaka and online

The 7th International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) World Conference Humanitarianism in Changing Climates will be held from 5 to 7 November in Dhaka, Bangladesh and online.

The call for panels is now open and will close on 25 June. 

The IHSA invites you to submit a panel proposal to share your knowledge and expertise on one of the six themes of changing climates listed below.

The conference aims to provide a platform to present ideas and insights, connect with other experts in the field, and contribute to the collective effort to address these issues. Find out more about the conference and call for panels here.

  • Refugees, displacement, and migration policy and crises
  • Protracted crises, sustainable responses? Climate change, conflict, and development
  • The digital transformation in humanitarian crises and humanitarianism
  • Civic space, advocacy, and locally-led humanitarian response
  • Humanitarian studies and education
  • From evidence to action: Advancing health in humanitarian contexts

The overarching theme ‘Humanitarianism in Changing Climates’ aims to kickstart a conversation on the intersection of humanitarianism with political, social, cultural, economic, and environmental contexts, including the effects of anthropogenic climate change, climate-related disasters and shifts in sociopolitical and cultural climates. As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of displacement, migration, and protracted crises, it is crucial to come together and discuss sustainable responses to these challenges.

  • Call for panels opens: 1 April 2023
  • Call for panels closes: 25 June 2023
  • Review deadline panels: 30 June 2023
  • Call for papers opens: 1 July 2023
  • Call for papers closes: 15 September 2023
  • Review deadline papers: 30 September 2023
  • Conference dates: 5 to 7 November 2023

The conference is hosted in partnership with North South University.