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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

GEOG 80.09 Humanitarian Emergencies and Geographic Methods

Over 134 million people worldwide are affected by humanitarian emergencies. Geographic methods (e.g. spatial statistics, remote sensing, and mapping) answer questions about the role of place in humanitarian emergencies. We will 1) investigate the use of spatial data and 2) identify challenges that must be addressed to generate technically rigorous and ethical conclusions in humanitarian environments. Critical theory and empirical case studies will inform our discussions. No prior experience with geographical information systems is required.



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