30th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum

EVENT DETAILS:

When: September 13-15, 2018
Where: Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN
Cost: $25-$130

The 30th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will honor the work of President Juan M. Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (2017 laureate). The forum will explore the tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear.  Join us in honoring Nobel Peace Prize laureates who have navigated these paradoxes.

>> Learn more and register

Study Human Rights in Norway

DETAILS:

When: September 21, 24, & 25, 2018
Where: University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen campus
Cost: NO FEES. Successful candidates are responsible for travel and living costs.

Education for Social Justice in Education: Human Rights and Intersectionality

Course description
Participants examine how the concepts of human rights and intersectionality inform educational theory and praxis to enable social justice. The course is open to Norwegian and international participants researching educational inequalities in diverse contexts, from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The starting point is that learning communities are not neutral places and educators and other professionals have a choice about whether to work to interrupt or ignore systemic injustice. Human rights present a utopian vision, recognizing multiple identities and offering a moral and legal framework for justice. Intersectionality offers researchers a tool to examine how multiple and interwoven inequalities (related to gender, ethnicity, sexuality, migration status and so on) impact on achievement, citizenship and participation. Through formal presentations, discussions, workshops, guided reading, and preparation for a written paper, participants will have opportunities to discuss research and share experiences in a supportive environment.

Registration Deadline: August 10

Applications are invited from registered students in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Education. Applications should be made as soon as possible as we anticipate a lot of interest. Completed applications should be sent to Liv-Anne Halderaker: liv-anne.halderaker@usn.no who can also answer inquiries on application procedures and accreditation (Tel: +47 31 00 93 59)

>> Learn more and apply

Human Rights Education Review – New Open Access Journal

The editors of Human Rights Education Review are delighted to announce the publication of the journal’s inaugural issueHRER is an open-access scholarly journal published by the University of South-Eastern Norway. It provides a forum for research and critical scholarship on human rights as they are practiced, taught, learned and developed in education, law, politics, and in human rights organizations. The journal is dedicated to an examination of human rights in theory, philosophy, policy, and praxis. HRER aims to be global in its reach and this is reflected in the composition of our International Editorial Board.

The first issue includes challenging articles by Walter C. Parker on HRE’s curriculum problem, and by Marta Bivand Erdal  Mette Strømsø on child rights and national belonging; plus Alicia Muñoz Ramírez’s analysis of the recent struggle to remove HRE from the Spanish school curriculum; and a discussion by Sonja Grover on how legal cases brought by children might enhance human rights advocacy among youth. You will also find reviews of several recent books. This issue will be of particular interest to policy-makers, teacher educators, and NGOs concerned with rights and social justice in schooling.

To receive notification of upcoming articles, visit the journal’s online platform and click on the ‘register’ button in the top right-hand corner.

>> Visit online journal

Calling All Artists! Poster Contest!

HRE USA is pleased to announce the official launch of the “Picture Human Rights” Poster Contest to celebrate the upcoming 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Artists from ages 5 to 21 are invited to participate by creating a poster based on the UDHR. We hope teachers and youth leaders can use the contest to:
picture human rights button

  • stimulate young people to learn about, reflect on, and express what human rights and the UDHR mean to them.
  • encourage young people to educate their communities about human rights.
  • heighten awareness about the UDHR during its 70th anniversary year

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 24, 2018 (United Nations Day).

First Place winners will receive a $300 cash prize. 

>> Learn more and enter!

Sponsored by:

Amensty Logo             HRE-USA-new-logo2         teaching tolerance 2

New Leaders Join HRE USA Advisory Group

The Advisory Group of HRE USA is composed of national and international leaders who support the network with their expertise in human rights, education, and social justice activism.  Over the past year, the following five distinguished new international advisors have joined the HRE Advisory group bringing with them a rich diversity of professional skills and personal experience.

advisors

>> Learn more

Human Rights Ph.D. in Australia

The Australian Human Rights Institute at the University of New South Wales, Sydney invites applications for four PhD Scholarships focusing on human rights, health and gender.  They are in search of four new PhD scholars of exceptional quality to work on research projects aligned with the Australian Human Rights Institute.

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of UNSW Sydney’s commitment to harness research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of communities in Australia and overseas. Under the Scientia Scheme, applicants respond to a specific project with an identified supervisory team, and if successful, will receive unique benefits, individualized support and guaranteed funding to reach their personal development goals.

>> Learn more

Dallas Museum of Human Rights – Education Associate

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is currently looking to fill a Human Rights educator position in the Education Department of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. Founded in 1984, the museum is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. Located in Dallas’ Historic West End, the Museum hosted more than 86,000 visitors in 2017, among them 36,000 school children. The Education Associate position is responsible for assisting with educational programs, including educational outreach and creating human rights, civil rights, and genocide–related curricula for secondary grades.

>> Learn more and apply