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International Humanitarian Law: An Introductory Course courtesy of the American Red Cross

When: Friday, February 26th

Location: MG100

Time: 9:00-12:00pm


In a world where warfare and civil strife are a daily reality for millions, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) provides a framework for protection for civilians and combatants alike. The conduct for warfare as embodied by IHL is laid out in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

The American Red Cross has a unique mandate to educate the American public about the guiding principles and framework of IHL as they apply to the protection of members of the armed forces, including prisoners of war, and civilians. If you would like to learn more, the MIIS Red Cross Club invites you to join us for a free half day introductory course on IHL, taught by two American Red Cross instructors.

The course is intended to raise awareness about the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of IHL, and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict. Space is open to the public but limited to 25 people, so RSVPs are obligatory.

If you would like to reserve a spot or are interested in joining the MIIS Red Cross Club, please contact Lucy Jodlowska at

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