Thu, Jun 22|
Teaching Room 6, Old College
Universities as Agents of Change in Humanitarian Crises
Join FGHR for a panel discussion and workshop on the responsibilities of the university as an agent of change in humanitarian crisis!
Time & Location
Jun 22, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Teaching Room 6, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK
About the event
This event will consist of a panel and Q&A on the subject of the responsibilities and obligations of the university as an agent of change in humanitarian crisis. Panellists are currently being confirmed, but will consist of student leader(s), academics, and staff from the University of Edinburgh working on the university’s humanitarian policy, and the panel will be followed by a workshop involving the panellists as well as attendees. The aim of this workshop is to shine a spotlight on the responsibilities of the university in responding to humanitarian crises abroad and equipping students- and scholars-at-risk with the opportunities to succeed in a new environment. By reflecting on the current humanitarian policy(ies) of the university, as well as the challenges that come with building a culture of change, this workshop seeks to bridge gaps between communities of crisis in university humanitarian action and in so doing, build a new model for universities as agents of change in humanitarian crises. The aim of the workshop will be to develop a plan of action for the university to take forward in building its humanitarian policy.
Join us to learn more about the role that students can play in reforming universities' humanitarian policy! Click here to sign up, we welcome remote and in person participation!