International Georg Arnhold Summer School

In July the Georg Eckert Institute and Teachers College of Columbia University are organising the third Georg Arnhold International Summer School. This year they will explore the theories and practices of human rights education (HRE) at the secondary school level. The Summer School will look back at the evolution of HRE aims and approaches as they pertain to secondary school environments, with discussions on critical approaches and pedagogies, curriculum policies, teaching and learning resources, educator preparation, non-formal programming in schools, and evidence of impact. The Summer School invites participants to “look forward” on topics such as the place of HRE within a larger critique of the human rights framework, the roles of state and non-state actors in delivering HRE, and the challenges and potentialities offered by the use of traditional and nontraditional educational media and curricula. The Georg Arnhold Program has a special interest in post-conflict and transitional societies, though proposals for other contexts will also be considered.


Professional Opportunity: 2016 AHDA Fellowship 

The 2016 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellowship Program is now open. The AHDA Fellowship is a unique opportunity for practitioners who are interested and engaged in historical dialogue work to participate in both training and academic study at Columbia University. Fellows have included representatives of civil society organizations, journalists, filmmakers, teachers and artists. This year, Lebanese Association for History Secretary General Nayla Hamadeh completed her fellowship at AHDA, focusing on historical dialogue and the sensitive past. The Fellowship seeks to build a network of historical dialogue advocates, to foster a dynamic academic environment for Fellows to initiate and develop new projects, and to facilitate discussion about the past in their respective societies. Read more about the programme.

The deadline for applications is 29 February, 2016. For more information, visit the AHDA page.