Continuing educational opportunities in humanitarian law
July 27, 2009 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Looking for continuing educational opportunities related to my field (international humanitarian law) to best take advantage of a few months off work.

I will have a few months off this summer / fall, from mid August to mid November, and I would like to spend them in the U.S. (DC area or Boston area are what I am looking at now, but I am flexible) taking a course, attending a seminar, or doing a training. It is too late for most summer courses and too early for fall, so I am looking for additional options.

I am most interested in international relations and refugee / idp protection, but related things like monitoring and evaluation, project management, and security are good too. Or even an intensive Arabic course.
posted by Nothing to Law & Government (1 answer total)
It looks like there are many more options in language instruction than in international law. Here is what I found for you.


Georgetown University: Certificate in Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies

Note: This certificate appears limited to those enrolled in Georgetown graduate degree programs but
you may want to ask if there is any other way. Perhaps suggest
that you simply want to learn and are not interested in formal
credits. You may want to look into the "Non-degree credit graduate-level courses fall 2009" website

Even though it is not as specific, you may want to investigate the American Society of International Law. This organization
may also be able to recommend further educational options.


Arabic Courses - there are many options here. Some may offer college credit, but many do not.

Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAPPA)
Class size: courses are limited to a max of 18 students
Cost: fess are $300 per semester
Dates: fall classes start Sept 23, 2009 (Sept 18 deadline to register)

A general listing of private companies offering instruction in Arabic.

There is also Berlitz (private language instruction company) which has
an office in DC
posted by bruceh at 10:47 AM on August 6, 2009

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