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Schedule for Integrating Human Rights into the Curriculum: Case Studies from Asia

Workshop Agenda

Saturday, February 7, 2004

9:00 - 9:15


Clayton Dube, UCLA Asia Institute

9:15 - 11:00

Session One: Defining Human Rights

Geoffrey Robinson, Director of the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Professor in the UCLA History Department

This session will give participants an overview of the universal definition of human rights and compare and contrast that to the Asian perspective.

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:45

Session Two: Doctors Without Borders "Bearing Witness" in the Field

Lorna Chiu, Doctors without Borders

12:45 - 2:15

Lunch and Information Session

Opportunity for teachers to visit various information booths.

2:15 - 4:00

Session Three: An Overview of Modern-day Slavery: Trends & Responses to the Trafficking of Women and Girls

Namju Cho, Advocacy Coordinator of Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

This session will deal with the enslavement and trafficking of women.

Sunday, February 8, 2004

9:00 - 10:45

Session Four: Universal Standards, Asian Prisons

Saman Zia-Zarifi, Deputy Director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch

In this session, Saman Zia-Zarifi will discuss the applicability of international law to Asian countries, the standards set for the treatment of prisoners, the research that's being done, and the impact of research and action.

10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:20

Session Five: East Timor Case Study

Geoffrey Robinson, Director of the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Professor in the UCLA History Department

In this session, Professor Robinson will use East Timor as a case study to bring previously presented issues into a real-world situation.


Session Six: LA Students in Action

Mark Elinson, LAUSD Social Studies Facilitator

For many years, Elinson involved Monroe High School students in a variety of human rights projects. He'll talk about motivating students to get involved and what the students gained from it.

1:00 - 2:00

Simultaneous Film Screening

2:00 - 4:00

Session Seven: Deconstructing the Asian Mystique: From Orientalism to Sexual Slavery in the Media and Society - How to Teach Human Rights in K-12

Anne Parris and Todd Jennings, Amnesty International Human Rights Education

4:00 - 4:30

Open Discussion and Concluding Remarks

Clayton Dube, UCLA Asia Institute

Center for Southeast Asian Studies