Choices Leadership Institute: Global Refugees: Human Rights, Responsibilities, and Responses

Brown University, Providence, RI

July 11-15, 2016

**Deadline is approaching: March 1, 2016**

While the global refugee crisis is a longstanding problem, there are more displaced people today than at any time since World War II. As of 2014, nearly sixty million people had been forcibly displaced from their homes, about twenty million of them refugees. What causes people to flee their homes? Where are the most serious crises? How has the world responded, and what are the ripple effects for international relations? Finally, how is the recent crisis affecting U.S. foreign policy decisions as well as domestic discussions on immigration and refugee resettlement? Join the Choices Program and scholars from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at the 2016 Choices Leadership Institute to explore these complex issues.

During the accompanying pedagogy sessions at the Institute, participants will examine instructional strategies for engaging secondary students in the study of contested international issues, share best practices with other dedicated and innovative teachers, and develop plans for conducting effective professional development.

Leadership Institute Benefits:

  • Professional growth through content-rich presentations and discussions on the dimensions of and responses to the global refugee crisis, using the Syrian crisis as a case study;
  • Immersion in the Choices approach to teaching contested international issues; 
  • Resources and ongoing support from the Choices Program to conduct professional development activities in your school, district, and/or region as outlined in your self-designed Action Plan;
  • Recognition as a Brown University Choices Teaching Fellow, and participation in this professional network of outstanding educators; and
  • A 32-hour certificate of completion.
Posted on February 21, 2016 .