The Center for European Studies, Center for South Asia, Institute for Regional and International Studies, & African Studies Program present
A K-12 teacher development workshop international series in three parts.
May 4, 11, and 18, 2021 @ 3:30pm CDT
During this workshop expert regional scholars will lead teachers through a critical exploration of partitions in Bangladesh, Ireland, and South Africa. Each event will consist of a 45-60 minute presentation by a regional scholar followed by discussion and a Q&A session. All events will take place virtually from 3:30-5:00 PM CDT.
Part 1: Impact of Partition on Bangladesh
May 4, 2021
Yasmin Saikia, Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University, will present on the impact of partition on Bangladesh. Her work focuses on the histories of memory and identity; women, war, and peace; histories of premodern and contemporary South Asia and engaging the history of Islam and Islamic values of peace. Hosted by CSA and IRIS
Part 2: Brexit and Cross-Border Cooperation in Ireland
May 11, 2021
Dr. Anna Oltman, Lecturer in Human Rights at University College, London, will present on Brexit and its larger populist impacts on Northern Ireland and across the United Kingdom. Her current focus is on the individualized systems through which countries process claims to asylum, and the shortcomings of individual rights claims for providing protection to vulnerable migrant communities. Hosted by CSA, ES, & IRIS.
Part 3: Historical and Colonial Contexts in South Africa and Beyond
May 18, 2021
Heinz Klug, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law and Sheldon B. Lubar Distinguished Research Chair, UW Law School, and Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, will use historical and contemporary lenses to help attendees understand the conditions that either hinder or facilitate partition, particularly in the colonial and post-colonial context using the case study of South Africa. Hosted by ASP & IRIS