Two noticeable trends in humanitarian practice in the recent decades are the push for professionalising humanitarians and the exploration of national, racial and gender power imbalances within humanitarian organisations. The panel will focus on the conjunction of these trends. It will explore whether humanitarian qualification programmes re-create or challenge existing power relations, and if so, how? Through the panel papers and discussion, we aim to examine how future leaders in the humanitarian world are envisaged, trained, encouraged, and incorporated into decision-making roles.
The panel will invite papers from academics and practitioners, especially those who are currently completing or have just finished humanitarian educational qualifications, to describe and analyse how their ..