Area Studies Centers Summer 2017 K-12 Summer Institute

Summer 2017 Global Teacher Seminar

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

June 5-9, 2017, 9:00am-3:30pm

Enarson Classroom Building 100

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 2.5 continuing education units 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*. The institute is open to both pre-service and in-service middle and high school teachers and is free of charge.

Registeration is now closed.

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 and in part made possible through funding from the International and Foreign Language Education division of the U.S. Department of Education. The Area Studies Centers are part of the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University.

*Teachers can elect in two enroll in two graduate credits of indepedent study with Professor Tami Augustine. Particiapants who have attended Ohio State as a graduate student in the past will need to reactivate their enrollment. Participants who have never attended Ohio State, or attended as an undergraduate student, will need to apply for admission as Graduate Non-Degree Study. For all students who enroll for credit, tuition and fees will then be assessed by the university based on status and number of enrolled hours. Teachers must work with their schools for tuition waivers if available.


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