Preparing Global Citizens

Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network Conferences

2015 Conference "Ending Enduring Human Suffering"

A cornerstone of JUHAN is its student leadership conferences held for undergraduate students from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States as well as Jesuit universities around the world. The conferences are intensive immersion programs that orient students and faculty to all facets of humanitarian emergencies. The Conference will be hosted by John Carroll University from June 9-12, 2015


The Program Committee of the 2015 JUHAN Conference is requesting papers that address  the question of Ending Enduring Human Suffering. We are calling for papers that offer original research, policy analysis, or promising programmatic interventions to reduce human suffering.

Papers from students are especially welcome.  Students are also invited to submit proposals for advocacy panels. These panels will feature presentations of campus and community work on issues related to humanitarianism and social justice, and will provide an opportunity for networking and sharing of best practices. Students presenting on advocacy panels will not be required to submit a paper.

The deadline for submission of an abstract is Saturday, February 28, 2015. All abstracts must be submitted to the program chair, Richard Clark, Ph.D., at and should be no more than 250 words in length. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Completed papers/presentations are due to the panel moderator by Friday, May 22, 2015.

 Contact Julie Mughal for more information on the 2015 conference:


Past Conferences: 

In June 2008, Fordham University hosted the first conference on "Engaging Students in Humanitarian Actions."

The second JUHAN conference was held at Georgetown University in June 2010 on "The Ethics of Humanitarian Action."

Fairfield University hosted the third conference in June 2012 on "Global Perspectives on Humanitarian Action".cfpl_juhan_conf_vid

Speaking about her experience at the conference, Fairfield student Gaelle Isazu said "I enjoyed going to the discussions. They were very informative, inspiring and eye opening. Seeing other students like me from across the country and the world, fighting for the same issues and more that I have just been exposed to, lets me know that I am not alone in my dream to change the world."

View the repository with Digital Commons to download materials from the conference.