The biennial International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) World Conference on Humanitarian Studies is on again from 5 to 7 November in Dhaka and online.
With humanitarian crises and responses deeply impacted by changing climates, this year the theme of the conference is “Humanitarianism in changing climates”.
If you are interested in contributing, the call for conference papers is currently open and will close on 15 September 2023.
The proposed panels cover a broad range of humanitarian issues and include a number of panels organised by NCHS associates.
Kristoffer Lidén and Kristina Roepstorff (Peace Research Institute Oslo, PRIO) will lead a panel on ‘cultural and gendered contexts of the ethics of humanitarian negotiations’ and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO and University of Oslo) will lead a panel on ‘geopolitics and humanitarian technology’.
Following an earlier workshop co-hosted with the NCHS, Clara Egger (Erasmus University) is hosting a panel on ‘Humanitarian studies in turbulent times: Taking stock of the Agenda for Humanity’.
The 2023 IHSA conference aims to address the question of what changing climates means for humanitarian crises and responses by focusing on the following themes:
Other sessions organised by NCHS associates include:
Governing digital risks in humanitarian action – Organised by K
The IHSA World Conference is hosted by the IHSA together with North South University.