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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  • 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 the conference the International Humanitarian Studies Association was launched.

  • 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'. 

  • 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.

  • The fourth World Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 5 to 8 March 2016. The Call for Panels is currently open on the website till October 1, 2015. Visit the website on: www.humanitarianstudiesconference.org

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