When: September 13-15, 2018
Where: Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN
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.
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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
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: email@example.com who can also answer inquiries on application procedures and accreditation (Tel: +47 31 00 93 59)
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The editors of Human Rights Education Review are delighted to announce the publication of the journal’s inaugural issue. HRER 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.
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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:
- 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.
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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.
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