Registration for Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) Student Leadership Conference at Fairfield University closes soon

Image: Stand for PakistanRegistration for the Third Biennial Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) Student Leadership Conference hosted by Fairfield University ends Tuesday, May 15.

Students, staff and faculty from Jesuit universities and colleges in the United States and abroad are invited to attend this major meeting concerning global and domestic crisis response, "Global Perspectives on Humanitarian Action," taking place June 12-15. (Visit for information.) The conference aims to build the capacity for humanitarian training among member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU).

Fairfield's Center for Faith and Public Life is helping to organize the conference with colleagues from Georgetown, Santa Clara, and Fordham Universities and expects participation from over 20 Jesuit universities across the globe, including places as far as India, the Philippines, Lebanon and Nicaragua. "We always saw JUHAN as an expanding network of Jesuit universities," said Rev. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., director of the Center for Faith and Public Life.

An important focus will be to explore the ethical preparation of humanitarian professionals and to engage Jesuit institutions internationally, Fr. Ryscavage added.

For further information, contact Julie Mughal at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3505, or e-mail Students interested in attending should contact their campus JUHAN office/representatives prior to registering, as teams often sign up together.

Image: JUHAN projects include an array of initiatives such as service trips and awareness raising efforts. A Communication student made a documentary about the monsoon floods in Pakistan.

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Posted on May 2, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 289