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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Humanitarian Assistance Program

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Practical Skills

Humanitarian Crisis Simulation

HA Students participating in 2013 International Disaster Simulation HA Students participating in 2013 International Disaster Simulation HA Students participating in 2013 International Disaster Simulation

During Spring quarter, the Humanitarian Assistance Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies partners with the International Disaster Psychology program at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology to offer students from both programs an opportunity to engage in a two-day international humanitarian crisis simulation.  Simulations are an essential component of training in international humanitarian work and disaster psychology and may provide students with a competitive edge in the job market.

The specific focus of the simulation is on assessing and addressing the needs of a population newly displaced by conflict. The simulation is meant to serve as a tool in the process of preparing students for work in the humanitarian sector by giving them a taste of on-the-ground realities and allowing them to experience how they function in such environments. Students also receive training on engaging with the media and on the use of new technologies.


For more information about the Humanitarian Crisis Simulation, check out the 2012-2013 DU Annual Report, DU Today, our 2012 Simulation Report, and the Spring 2013 Newsletter.