Saturday, March 27, 2010
Teaching International Humanitarian Law Workshop
On April 9-10, 2010 the University of California, Berkeley Law School and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will convene the first West Coast Teaching International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley. The Workshop is targeted at law professors interested in teaching an IHL course for the first time, integrating IHL modules into their current courses and/or rethinking their current teaching of this important subject. Topics covered will include: - Defining the scope and content of an IHL class; - Exploring the intersection between international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law; - Incorporating IHL modules into the teaching of classes such as public international law, national security law, immigration law; constitutional law; administrative law and more; - Identifying strategies for developing curricula, responding to current events, and gaining support from school administrations for the teaching of IHL. The Workshop provides an opportunity for law faculty to think creatively about their teaching of IHL and network with others to support and expand their teaching of the topics. Speakers include Geoffrey Corn, Marci Hoffman, Kate Jastram, Eric Jensen, Larry Johnson, Paul Kong, Gabor Rona, Trevor Rush, Gary Solis, Beth van Schaack, and Jamie Williamson. The cost of the two-day seminar is $250 per person and includes breakfast and lunch for both days as well as all materials. To register, click here.