Georgetown University in collaboration with CNDLS is participating in the 2nd biannual Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) conference. The conference, titled “The Ethics of Humanitarian Action,” will take place on Georgetown’s main campus on June 4-6, 2010. The purpose of the workshop is to train student leaders on how Jesuit universities can make the optimum contribution towards more effective disaster management, including ways to promote prevention and mitigation of natural and manmade disasters, assistance to and protection of victims when prevention is impossible, and reconstruction initiatives to help people rebuild their lives.
Drawing from Georgetown’s unique location in the nation’s capital, “The Ethics of Humanitarian Action” conference will feature speakers from the National Security Council and the Brookings Project on Internal Displacement as well as some of Georgetown’s own esteemed faculty members.
Each of the JUHAN partner universities will choose ten student representatives to attend the conference. Interested students should submit the application to Professor Susan Martin by Thursday, April 22nd. For more information, please contact Susan Martin or Daryl Nardick. More information on JUHAN can be found here.