Global Teacher Seminar: "Human Rights in a Global Perspective: Mass Atrocities and State-Sponsored Violence"

January 25, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:30pm
Enarson Classroom Building, Room 100 (2009 Millikin Rd.)
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The Area Studies Centers, led by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, of The Ohio State University's Office of International Affairs will host the 2017 Global Teachers Seminar. The seminar is for in-service and pre-service Ohio middle and high school teachers.

The weeklong seminar aims to inform teachers on global human rights and to provide pedagogical training to help teachers incorporate new content into their curriculum. The seminar will deepen teachers' understandings of the evolution of human rights norms from an historical perspective by providing detailed case studies of human rights atrocities from around the world. Topics include:

The Armenian Genocide and diaspora

The Somali Civil War and refugees in Ohio 

North Korean prison camps and state repression 

The Colombian Civil War and peace agreement 

Transitional justice and mechanisms for post-conflict reconciliation 

Human Trafficking at home and abroad

Participating teachers will receive a certificate of completion and a $50 stipend for attending the institute. There will be an opportunity for an additional $50 upon completing a lesson plan by August 15. Participants can enroll in Independent Study with Tami Augustine to earn graduate credit for attending the institute; please email Kathryn Metz by March 1, 2017 if you’re interested in enrolling in graduate credit. The institute is open to both pre-service and in-service middle and high school teachers and is free of charge. Teachers must work with their schools for tuition waivers if pursuing graduate credit.

Contact Kathryn Metz with questions. Register here for the institute. Registration deadline is May 1, 2017.

Lead Facilitators: Dr. Tami Augustine (Department of Teaching and Learning), Dr. Jennifer Suchland (Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Slavic Studies), & Kathryn Metz (Outreach Coordinator, CSEES)

The institute is organized by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, in partnership with the Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, East Asian Studies Center and Middle East Studies Center.

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