Humanitarian Aid and Politics

PEDS
225
Instructors
Patenaude, B. (PI)
Section Number
1
Open to medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Examines the moral dilemmas and political realities that complicate the delivery of humanitarian aid, especially when undertaken by the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Emphasis is on what humanitarians call "complex humanitarian emergencies": crises often characterized by famine and/or epidemic disease and typically the result of war and/or civil war. Provides background into the history of humanitarian aid, though focus is on the post-Cold War era, up to the recent crises in Libya and Syria.
Grading
Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Units
3
Graduate
Course Tags
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Autumn
Section Days
Wednesday
Start Time
1:30 PM
End Time
4:30 PM
Location
Li Ka Shing Center, rms205/206