IHSA organises the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies (WCHS) bi-annually. IHSA members will receive a discount on the conference fee. 
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Past Conferences:

  • 2009 - The first World Conference of Humanitarian Studies was held in February 2009 in Groningen, the Netherlands, and was organized by the universities of Wageningen, Groningen and Bochum (Germany). It was attended by 450 participants. During this conference the International Humanitarian Studies Association was launched.

  • 2011 - The second World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, organized by the International Humanitarian Studies Associational (IHSA) and hosted by Tufts University in Medford, USA, took place from June 2-5, 2011. The conference focused on 'Changing Realities of Conflict and Crisis'. 

  • 2013 - The third IHSA conference took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 24 to 27, 2013. The conference was jointly organized by the Kadir Has University, the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University, and the International Humanitarian Studies Association. The focus was on 'Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses.' More information can be found on the conference website at
    http://www.humanitarianstudiesconference.org/wchs2013/ or read the conference brochure.

  • 2016 - The fourth World Conference was organized in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 5 to 8 March 2016. The main theme of the conference was 'Changing Crises and the Quest for Adequate Solutions'. Visit the website to find the panel and paper overview:

Upcoming Conference:

  • 2018 - ? Are you interested in hosting the 2018 World Conference on Humanitarian Studies? Please contact us on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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