17th International Humanitarian Conference Proceedings Published

| July 8, 2013
Webster University Geneva Humanitarian Conference

Three quarters of the world’s refugees are in developing countries, which are often already burdened by many other issues.

The official proceedings have been published from Webster University’s 17th International Humanitarian Conference, which took place in 2012.

The proceedings were edited by Alexander Vautravers, head of Webster University Geneva’s International Relations Department, with Daniel Donavan, a graduate of the Global MA in International Relations program, who is launching his own non-governmental organization. Vautravers and Donavan collaborated last spring and summer while Vautravers taught and Donavan studied at Webster’s Beijing, China, campus location.

This publication gives visibility and experience to faculty and students alike; several of the published texts came from Webster students’ capstone papers. The annual conference and published proceedings represent a unique opportunity for students wanting to develop their skills and network in international and humanitarian affairs.

Professors Hieronymi and Vautravers, organizers of Webster’s International Humanitarian Conference, at the book launch for the 2012 conference.

Webster’s International Humanitarian Conference was launched in 1995 by Otto Hieronymi, head of the International Relations Department in Geneva; Vautravers succeeded him in 2006.

The conference is organized jointly by Webster University and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), under the patronage of the Geneva Government. Every year, it is organized by a group of 30-40 volunteer students.

The latest conferences focused on Access to Resources (2010), Humanitarian Space (2011), Refugees and Armed Conflict (2012), and Access to Health (2013). The next conference will take place on Feb. 13-14, 2014, on the theme of Conflict Resolution.

This post was adapted from the full story published at the Webster Geneva site.

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