Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN)
CSJ holds the University’s participation in the Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN). The University members of the network aim to raise awareness on Jesuit campuses of the meaning of humanitarian response and its implications for the Jesuit ideology of “men and women for others.” They also aim to lead teams at Jesuit institutions to develop effective campus responses to humanitarian crises, both domestic and international. The University members of JUHAN aspire to accomplish these goals through humanitarianism-based content incorporated into courses at every JUHAN school, as well as through student action, trips, and network conferences. In Spring 2014, JUHAN became an official conference within the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
In recent years, JUHAN fellows have served the CSJ, Georgetown University, and the network in various capacities:
- Each fellow served as a research assistant to a faculty member conducting research on humanitarian assistance.
- The fellows programmed campus-wide events with collaborators that raised awareness on human security, humanitarian assistance and disaster reconstruction and promote campus action.
- Fellows assisted in coordinating the University’s response to major humanitarian disasters.
- Other activities included working with University librarians to create web-based subject guides on humanitarian assistance and human security; representing Georgetown’s JUHAN initiative at conferences; writing blog posts; and collaborating with other network universities.
Read about past JUHAN fellows.