Global Teacher Seminar Dates Announced!

January 19, 2017
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Summer 2017 Global Teacher Seminar:

Human Rights in a Global Perspective: Mass Atrocities & State-Sponsored Violence

June 5-9, 2017 


The weeklong institute aims to inform teachers on global human rights and to provide pedagogical training to help teachers incorporate new content into their curriculum.The institute's themes and topics align with Ohio Standards.The instiute 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

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 contact by March 1, 2017 if interested. 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. 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.