Global Studies 2018 Summer Programs: International Law and Social Justice
Date:Sun, 7/15/2018 - Fri, 7/20/2018
Event Type:Summer Camp
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International Law and Social Justice serves as an introduction to the law, theories, and practice of international human rights, together with the instruments, organizations and arrangements that affect their implementation and enforcement. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted in 1948 and has become a referential document for many oppressed peoples across the world. Since then, there have been conventions and covenants passed, and many organizations created to pursue and monitor human rights. However, there remains a yawning chasm between human rights policies and practices. This course will look at the philosophical foundations and circumstances that led to the creation and adoption of the UDHR, the mechanisms that have been established to respond to human rights violations, and a critical analysis of some of the most pressing human rights today. Participants will take field trips and speak to experts, and the course will end with students working in groups to envision and sketch proposed solutions to some human rights issues.
Visit the International Law and Social Justice website for full details.
Students that have completed at least one year of high school are eligible to participate.
All materials must be submitted by April 30, 2018. Access the full listing of requirements on the Application Information 2018 webpage.
Enrollment is limited to 20 students.
International Students are welcome to apply. If accepted to the program, International students will need to provide proof of English proficiency. This is typically done by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. If you are going to be participating through the longer, July 14-August 4, program that is run jointly by the Center for Global Studies and Global Education & Training (GET), please apply through the CGS-GET joint application.
Enrollment options and Costs
- Domestic resident student – For students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who will be staying in the residence halls and eating all meals on campus throughout the program. Cost: $1,000.
- Domestic commuter student – For students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who will not be staying in the residence halls. All lunches and 2 group dinners will still be provided. Cost $600.
- International resident student – For students who are not US citizens or permanent residents who will be staying in the residence halls and eating all meals on campus throughout the program. Cost $1,200.
(Please note: if you are planning to participate in the CGS workshops as part of the longer, July 14-August 4, program in partnership with the Global Education & Training (GET) program, please apply through GET using the "GET application" link on the Application Information 2018 webpage).