Making Your Case: Global Advocacy for Humanitarian Causes


This course equips students with public speaking skills and cultural awareness in the pursuit of effective advocacy for humanitarian causes. At the heart of students’ initiative for advocacy lie three questions: 1) Does it improve the human condition? 2) Will it cause no harm and 3) Is it ethical? Centered on the skill of researching an area of humanitarian need, and presenting an initiative of advocacy through effective communication skills, it stresses the critical importance of cultural and ethical considerations in both the analysis of humanitarian challenges, and processes through which these pressing issues can be addressed in the quest of advocating for change. Instructor: Byerly

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • W
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall Only