An Aerial View of the Za'atri Refugee Camp. Credits to US State Department Photo/Public Domain


2017 Student Leadership Conference – June 27-29, 2017

Location: College of the Holy Cross – Worcester, MA

Theme: Principles in Crisis: Refugees and Responsibility

The College of the Holy Cross will host the fifth biennial student leadership meeting of the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN). 

The conference theme, “Principles in Crisis,” references the moral and ethical frameworks, as well as guiding principles, that motivate and channel the global response to human suffering. Humanitarians, across faith traditions, espouse principles like the “humanitarian imperative,” whereby the international community provides assistance wherever it is needed. Simultaneously, the conference theme reminds us that we face dilemmas in the rush to assist; it compels us to consider the consequences of well-intentioned actions and to reflect on the practical meaning of compassionate deeds.

This conference is sponsored by the Dean's Office at the College of the Holy Cross and supported by the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning (Holy Cross), Peace and Conflict Studies (Holy Cross), and the JUHAN network.