ANNOUNCING The International Human Rights Exchange University of Cape Town, South Africa, June 24 - July 19, 2002 http://www.ihre.org Faculty and students from seven American liberal arts colleges and seven southern African universities will participate in an intensive one-month multidisciplinary course exploring the theories and practices of human rights, from June 24 to July 19, 2002, at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The course theme in 2002 is Globalization, Religion, and Human Rights. Some spaces for students from partner colleges and universities, other academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations remain open. This groundbreaking program, inaugurated in the summer of 2001, is an initiative of the Institute for International Liberal Education at Bard College and the University of Cape Town, and aims to promote the critical study and understanding of human rights as part of a broad intellectual and social movement. It also aims to strengthen ties between American liberal arts colleges and southern African universities, and encourage resource sharing and collaboration. The month-long course begins with a consideration of a common core of questions about human rights, with special attention paid to the interaction of global forces and local dynamics. Students then choose to pursue two of four available elective concentrations or "streams": economics and development, democracy and governance, culture and media, and identity and difference. In addition to attending lectures and participating in seminars, students will work with local institutions, including international and national media and non-governmental organizations, during a supervised research practicum. Faculty include: Michael Allen, Politics, Bryn Mawr College Gabeba Baderoon, English, University of Cape Town David Chidester, Comparative Religion, University of Cape Town Elsa van Huyssteen, Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand Thomas Keenan, Comparative Literature and Human Rights, Bard College Bahati Kuumba, Women's Studies, Spelman College Alfred Nhema, Politics, University of Zimbabwe Michelle Parlevliet, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Univ. of Cape Town Kendall Thomas, School of Law, Columbia University Bruce H. Wade, Sociology and Anthropology, Spelman College Distinguished visitors include: Earl Fluker, Leadership Centre, Morehouse College David Rieff, Journalist, New York Nasila Rembe, UNESCO/Tambo Chair for Human Rights, Univ. of Fort Hare Amina Mama, Africa Gender Institute, University of Cape Town Vincent Maphai, Chairman of the Board, South African Broadcasting Corp. Participating institutions include Bard College, Swarthmore College, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Oberlin College, Bryn Mawr College, Trinity College, University of Cape Town, University of Natal-Durban, University of Zimbabwe, University of Fort Hare, University of Durban-Westville, University of the Witwatersrand, and University of the Western Cape. Five spaces are reserved for students from non-participating institutions. There are also five spots reserved for NGO workers in the field of human rights. Limited need-based scholarship funding is available. For more information please see the course web site at http://www.ihre.org or contact: The Institute for International Liberal Education Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 (845) 758 7080 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Centre for the Study of Religion University of Cape Town Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town email: email@example.com ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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