Humanitarian Interventions

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for DEVELOP 717.


Traces the rise of the humanitarian narrative and examines how humanitarianism – along with other key words such as crisis, emergency, and intervention – has become one of the organising categories of political action and order. The course explores the possibilities and limits of intervening in the lives of individuals and communities grounded upon discourses of compassion.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for DEVELOP 717.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Not taught in 2023


Lecturer(s) Dr Jesse Hession Grayman


DEVELOP 717: 15 points