Every two years, the International Humanitarian Studies Association organizes an international conference on humanitarian studies. These conferences take place in a different part of the world each time. Started in 2009 in Groningen, the Netherlands, and after Boston, Addis Ababa, Istanbul, the Hague and Paris IHSA will organize the 7th conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. These conferences bring together a wide range of academics and practitioners that exchange knowledge on different topics within humanitarian studies.


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Humanitarianism in Changing Climates

Event: 7th IHSA Conference on Humanitarian Studies
Dates: 5-7 November 2023
Place: Hybrid – Dhaka Bangladesh and Online
Academic Partner: North South University

Networking partner: inSights – Institute of Innovations for Gender and Humanitarian Transformation




Panel themes:

1) Changes in refugees, displacement, and migration policy and crises
2) Protracted crises, sustainable responses? Climate change, conflict, and development
3) The digital transformation in humanitarian crises and humanitarianism
4) Civic space, advocacy, and locally-led humanitarian response
5) Humanitarian studies and education
6) From evidence to action: Advancing health in humanitarian contexts