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9th July, 2020

UCL Humanitarian Summit: The climate and covid-19 humanitarian crises, and BSc launch


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9th July, 2020
10:00 - 15:00

Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic are also humanitarian crises. This one-day meeting aims to interrogate these crises from a humanitarian viewpoint. The Summit will launch the new BSc Global Humanitarian Studies and give students opportunities to find out more about this exciting new programme.

The UN Climate Change Conference COP26 has been cancelled because of Covid-19. But the climate crisis has not been cancelled. Chaired by Professor David Alexander with contributors from across UCL and its partners, the Humanitarian Summit will interrogate how the global pandemic and climate change are intensifying humanitarian crises and impacting areas including energy poverty, health inequalities and migrants.

The Summit will be delivered online through panel discussions and student-led debate. The Summit will launch UCL’s new BSc Global Humanitarian Studies. Unique in the UK, this multidisciplinary programme aims to educate and train future generations of humanitarian leaders in the theory and practice of humanitarian action. The programme will start in September 2021, with applications through UCAS open from 8 September 2020.

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