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
Eavesdroppers Welcome !
Our mission is to create accessible professional development for Wisconsin educators. We understand that many of you are working from home. Your housemates are welcome to eavesdrop on this webinar.
March 13 & 20, 2021 via Zoom
During this virtual professional development workshop for K-14 educators will a) examine the transforming face of international relations on the macro and micro level, b) receive an updated curated e-book of relevant source materials and classroom activities, and c) develop practical exercises that prompt student participation and collaboration.
May 3, 2020 6-7pm via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
In this free k-12 teacher webinar, Wisconsin teachers will consider the international legal rights to privacy and autonomy of our “digital identities” that are already in place and discover which legal protections maybe lacking.
March 16, 2019 – 9am to 3:30pm at the Pyle Center
This workshop will look at post-1989 transitions to a market economy, communist nostalgia, and other drivers behind the rise of populism we see today in countries like Germany, Poland, and Hungary. We will explore this topic with three experts over the course of the morning and afternoon.
March 10, 2018 – 9am to 3:30pm at the Pyle Center
The workshop will look at the history and the politics of nationalism in the post-War and Cold War eras, and how populism is coming back into fashion in both Europe and the US since the Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989). We will examine the crises that led to a surge in nationalism (such as globalization and the refugee crisis) and how populist tactics from both the left and right ends of the political spectrum are hampering the day to day workings of political life (Germany, Spain, the US, the Netherlands). We will also look at the history of why certain countries and areas of Europe and the US are more susceptible to nationalist leanings than others.
April 1, 2017 – 9am to 3:30pm at the Best Western Plus InnTowner
Human rights are an essential part of learning about our world. Yet how can it be taught effectively to students in a globally competent manner? Prof. Mert Kartal and Dr. Jess Clayton address the concerns of human rights in the EU context.