Thematic Short Courses: 1-week courses (2 ECTS credits)

CERAH’s Thematic Short Courses (TSC) are 1-week intensive courses, and focus on specific issues relevant to humanitarian practitioners.

These highly interactive courses allow participants to analyze a range of issues of high importance to contemporary humanitarianism. They are led by senior academics and experienced humanitarian professionals, who guide students to develop their analytic skills and acquire practical tools.

History of Humanitarianism
September 18 - 22, 2017

Analyse the humanitarian contexts since the 19th century, learn about the actors and their motivations as they emerge, debate about ethical, political, operational or legal problems the humanitarian organizations had to face, to make links with current humanitarian situations.


Anthropology and Intercultural Aspects of Humanitarian Action
November 27 - December 1, 2017

Analyse humanitarian action from an intercultural and anthropological perspective, and introduce intercultural sensitivity into context analysis and project design.


Legal Framework of Humanitarian Action
September 25 - 29, 2017

Explore the law governing the recourse to armed force among states and international humanitarian law as they pertain to humanitarian action. Explain the responsibility to protect, and the legal framework of humanitarian access; and apply human rights law in times of emergency and armed conflict.