Teng Biao grew up in a rural village before attending law school at Peking University and focusing on human rights. While his early successes were lauded by the Chinese government, he was later abducted and tortured by police. He fled to the United States with his family and now teaches at Hunter College in NYC.
Integrating Human Rights into Your Curriculum: Case Studies from Asia
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
For additional information, contact Miranda Ko at 213-740-1307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
HOW TO APPLY:
Please download the workshop flyer, complete the registration form portion and send, along with a deposit check for $25 payable to “
Professor Margaret Lewis examined the US government's use of criminal prosecutions to address a broad "China" threat is at tension with the criminal justice system.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with David Zweig to look at how tensions between the United States and China have impacted scientific collaboration and research.
Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, will help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.