Summer Institute on Human Rights for Secondary Educators

The Choices Education Program is pleased to announce its 2012 Summer Leadership Institute for secondary school teachers at the Watson Institute for International Studies. 

Teachers will hear from leading scholars in the fields of international law and foreign policy, work with the Choices curriculum unit, Competing Visions of Human Rights: Challenges for U.S. Policy, explore effective instructional strategies for engaging adolescents in the topic, and plan for outreach to other educators.

Major themes covered during this institute include:

  • What are human rights?
  • Can human rights be universal?
  • How are human rights enforced? How does international law impact human rights?
  • When is humanitarian intervention justified?
  • What is the role of human rights in foreign policy?

The video gives an overview of what the overall experience is like. Additional information is available here.