Workshop: "Field Research in Areas of Risk"
Thu, March 29, 2012 • 11:30 AM - 4:45 PM • Dean's Conference Room, GEB 3rd Floor
Join us for this workshop reviewing general political and socio-economic conditions in areas of high risk in Latin America. Speakers will discuss their personal experience approaching the field, facing the government, military and police representatives, and working in unstable and insecure conditions.
After attending the workshop, students conducting studies in areas of risk in the Americas as well as other regions of the world will have a greater understanding of the risks associated with health hazards, inappropriate local health and public safety services, crime, and political violence. They will also be able to prepare a proposal for travel approval in which they can demonstrate careful consideration of potential measures to mitigate any risks to their personal safety.
Registered students must commit to attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions and attendance will be recorded separately for each session. A list of attendees as well as those who register but fail to attend will be sent to each departmental chair and the International Oversight Committee for their records. If you must cancel your reservation, please do so by March 23rd.
A certificate of participation will be provided to everyone who attended at least 4 of the 5 sessions. Students are encouraged to submit a copy of the certificate in their request for authorization to travel to UT Restricted Travel Regions.
Open to UT graduate students only.