It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us for Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster, the third offering of our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and HarvardX. This self-paced course launches on Tuesday, May 15th and aims to prepare global learners to recognize and analyze emerging challenges in the humanitarian field.
From the Syrian refugee crisis to natural disasters throughout the world such as recent hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes, humanitarian emergencies have reached unprecedented dimensions and proportions. As the need for humanitarian aid evolves, we must explore how our efforts to alleviate human suffering should evolve as well.
Accordingly, the demand for high quality education and training in our sector increases with each day. The third year of our partnership with HarvardX gives us the opportunity to instantaneously reach a global audience and engage them in our sector’s most important discussions.
Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster explores the ethical and professional principles that guide our work and the realities we face in the field. The course is based on extensive practitioner experiences that both inform and stimulate discussions concerning humanitarian best practice. Thoughtfully engaging with this material will create better, more professional humanitarian practitioners, scholars, policy-makers, and global citizens. It also serves as an excellent point of entry for newcomers to humanitarian response, as well as a platform for experienced professionals to explore some of the most difficult dilemmas we currently face.
We also invite you to share the trailer with your colleagues and friends via email or social media, and we look forward to seeing you on May 15th!
From all of us at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative