Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network
The Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) was created in collaboration between universities of Fairfield, Fordham, and Georgetown to increase the effectiveness of efforts by Jesuit universities to respond to humanitarian crises in the United States and throughout the world. The principal focus of JUHAN is undergraduate education, broadly defined to include traditional academic curricula as well as conferences, workshops, and service opportunities. JUHAN also provides an opportunity for faculty and staff at Jesuit universities to collaborate on research programs and curriculum development. A cornerstone of JUHAN is its biennial workshop for undergraduate students from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The first JUHAN National Conference took place at Fordham University in June 2008. The second JUHAN National Conference was held at Georgetown University in June 2010. The conferences are intensive immersion programs that orient students and faculty to all facets of humanitarian emergencies.