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"Recognizing Rights and Responsibilities in the 21st Century"

2008 Summer Teachers' Institute
June 10–13, 2008

All sessions will be held in the Thompson Conference Center 1.124, unless specified.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

8:30 am            Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am Welcome & Icebreaker Activity

9:30 - 10:45 am "Rights and Stigmata: The Holocaust in North Africa"
Samer Ali, Department of Middle Eastern Studies

10:45 - 11:00 am Break

11:00 am - 12:15 pm "Water Conflict and Community Rights: An Experience from Gujarat, India"
Nafisa Ben, Executive Director ofUtthan

12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch
Thompson Conference Center Cafeteria, 1st Floor

1:15 - 2:30 pm    "Old Rights, New Claims: The Judicial Enforcement of Social and Economic Rights"
Daniel Brinks, Department of Government

2:30 - 2:45 pm Break

2:45 Board bus to Harry Ransom Center

3:00 - 4:30 pm     Tour of "Inside El Salvador"
Harry Ransom Center
(Following the tour, return transportation will be provided to the Thompson Conference Center)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

8:30 am             Continental Breakfast

9:00 -10:15 am "Bailar, Cantar y Luchar: Latin American Performing Arts and the Quest for Dignity and Equality"
Joe Randel, Performing Arts Center

10:15 - 10:30 am  Break

10:30 - 11:45 am    "Minority Religious Communities and the Problem of Communal Violence"
Kamala Visweswaran, Department of Anthropology

11:45 am - 12:45 pm      Lunch
Thompson Conference Center Cafeteria, 1st Floor

12:45 - 2:00 pm     "Russia's Youth, the Chechen War, and Individual Rights"
Tom Garza, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

2:00 - 2:15 pm      Break

2:15 - 3:30 pm    "Land Rights of the Indigenous People of the Russian North"
Bella Bychkova-Jordan, Department ofGeography

3:30 - 4:30 pm      Discussion of Today's Topics

Thursday, June 12, 2008

8:30 am       Continental Breakfast

9:00 -10:15 am    "Balkans-Mon Amour"
Dita Dauti, Educator, writer, storyteller

10:15 - 10:30 am    Break

10:30 - 11:45 am    "What the Free Market Can and Cannot Do"
Julie Irwin, Department ofMarketing Administration

11:45 am - 12:45 pm      Lunch
Thompson Conference Center Cafeteria, 1st Floor

12:45 - 2:00 pm "Rights and Marginal Communities in India"
Itty Abraham, South Asia Institute

2:00 - 2:15 pm      Break

2:15 - 3:30 pm       "Recognition and Protection of Quilombo Land Rights in Brazil"
Andrew Biberstein, School ofLaw

3:30 - 4:30 pm       Discussion ofToday's Topics

Friday, June 13, 2008

8:30 am   Continental Breakfast

9:00 -10:15 am      "Marriage and Divorce in Islamic Law(s)"
Hina Azam, Department ofMiddle Eastern Studies

10:15 - 10:30 am   Break

10:30 - 12:00 pm   "Recognizing Rights and Responsibilities" Classroom Activities
Ann David, Language and Literacy Studies, College of Education

12:00 - 12:15 pm   Completion of Evaluation Forms

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