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Integrating Human Rights into Your Curriculum: Case Studies from Asia

A one-day workshop on teaching about human rights
May 1, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008, 9 am – 4 pm

USC, Doheny Memorial Library, Intellectual Commons Room


The workshop will use case studies from Asia to enhance understanding of contemporary Asian cultures and regimes, of international human rights standards and the human rights work of governmental and non-governmental entities. In addition, participants will learn how to share this understanding with their students. Participants will be provided with materials and assistance in developing their own lessons to strengthen content competence and to develop grade and subject-appropriate analytical and communication skills. Participants will become better equipped to encourage tolerance among their students and to help students appreciate the critical role human rights play in the lives of people here and elsewhere in the world.

There is no fee to attend this workshop, but a $25 deposit, along with a completed registration form (see link below), is required to reserve space. The check will be returned to you at the end of the workshop or deposited if you do not cancel at least 1 week prior to the workshop. Participants will need to purchase parking on the USC campus for $8. Materials, handouts, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided to participants at no cost.

Asia specialists and human rights professionals will offer presentations exploring arguments over the universality of human rights, as well as political rights, labor rights, and more.

Sponsored by the USC U.S. – China Institute, the USC East Asian Studies Center and the UCLA Asia Institute, with support from the U.S. Department of Education.

For additional information, contact Miranda Ko at 213-740-1307 or


Geoff Robinson, History, UCLA
Human Rights and “Asian Values” - Lessons from East Timor

Gi-Wook Shin, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Social Activism and Political Change in Korea

Paula Palmer, USC Keck School of Medicine
Civil Strife and Child Soldiers in Sri Lanka

Clayton Dube, USC U.S.-China Institute
Disease, Work and Information: A Survey of Rights in Contemporary China

Gary Mukai, Stanford Program on Intercultural Education
Classroom Lessons on Human Rights


Please download the workshop flyer, complete the registration form portion and send, along with a deposit check for $25 payable to “University of Southern California," to:

Miranda Ko
USC U.S. – China Institute

3535 S. Figueroa St.
, FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262

USC U.S. - China Institute

3535 S. Figueroa Street
, FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262
United States of America

phone: 213-821-4382
fax: 213-821-2382