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Humanitarian Communications

Course number: U6154

This course will take a close look at the information systems that play a role in the development and understanding of humanitarian situations around the world. Students will learn how to respond to and operate within a humanitarian situation, both natural disasters (hurricane, earthquake, etc) and man-made ones (war). They will also analyze best practices for understanding and addressing humanitarian topics (safety, security, legal rights, women and children's rights, housing, water and sanitation, etc.) through international aid agencies and local information platforms.