Working Groups

Working Group on Ethics
The group has three main objectives: Firstly, it will interrogate and help advance ethical commitments in the field of humanitarian studies as formulated for example at the first World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. This objective includes more generally the study of the ethics of humanitarian actors and actions. Secondly, the group hopes to become a key point of reference for the ethical conduct of humanitarian research, in the Global North and the Global South. Thirdly, the group aims to advance the ethics of humanitarian studies with a special focus on fostering humanitarian studies in the Global South and encouraging responsible research uptake by its members but also across the humanitarian sector as a whole.

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Working Group on Diversity and Outreach
The group has three main objectives revolving around the themes of diversity and outreach. The first involves finding ways to diversify the composition of the IHSA board itself, to give voice to different perspectives in strategic planning for the association. The second is to support the diversification of the IHSA membership, in order to provide opportunities to a wide range of practitioners and academics engaged with humanitarian studies. And finally, the third objective is to develop innovative outreach activities to meet the first to objectives. As a general principle, diversity is not a goal in itself, but rather the creation of a vibrant and inclusive humanitarian studies community, one which is mutually supportive and sensitive to a wide range of voices.

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Working Group on Media
This group consist out of people who are interested in humanitarianism and the media. The objectives are to┬ácommunicate the complexities of humanitarian crises to better educate and inform practitioners, academics, and ultimately the public at large.┬áThe group does this through IHSA’s social media accounts, art, and the gathering of film and docs on humanitarian issues. Furthermore we aim to have an open and critical discussion with the other members about the role of media in the humanitarian field.

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