MW 6:30-7:45 pm
Crosslisted with INTL 320 EVX
The ascent of coordinated international humanitarian action in the last 300 years constitutes one of the most compelling movements in human history. We will examine this phenomenon through three lenses: imperialism, postcolonialism and liberalism and through two distinct strategies: emergency relief and sustainable development. We will pay attention to the philosophical and theological motivations that motivate humanitarian action—especially as these are related to human flourishing, dignity, charity and a capacity-based approach.