International Secretariat Utica College

1600 Burrstone Road

Utica, NY 13502 USA

Phone: 315-792-3267




Bridging Theory and Practice: Education, Policy and Advocacy


Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, George Mason University

In the past decade, interdisciplinary human rights programs have proliferated at colleges and universities throughout the world. The International Human Rights Education Consortium (IHREC) was formed in 2000 both to promote this trend and to provide a forum for human rights professionals. In order to do so, IHREC is convening a series of forums around the world with a view to promoting the institutionalization of human rights programming. This will be Washington, DC’s first IHREC FORUM.

February 16, 2007

Morning Session: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

(Capitol South Metro Station- Blue/Orange Lines)

9:30-11:00: Congressional Briefing with Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Ruben Brigety, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University: “Advancing Humanitarian and Human Rights Norms in the National Interest”. [TBA, TBA]

Lunch on your own

Afternoon Session: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Classroom B

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20004

(Smithsonian Metro Station-Blue/Orange Lines)

1:00-3:00: Tour of Museum, Dr. Peter Black, Senior Historian, USHMM

3:00-3:30: Brief Presentations

Mark Ensalaco, IHREC Past President, Raymond A. Roesch Chair in Social Sciences, University of Dayton: “Promoting Human Rights after 9/11”. [TBA]

Raymond W. Copson, Lecturer in African Politics, Johns Hopkins University/SAIS and George Washington University: “Human Rights in Bush Administration Africa Policy”

3:30-5:00 pm: Facilitated Discussion, Dr. Matthew Levinger, Director, Academy for Genocide Prevention, USHMM (Session may be broadcast)

The forum is free of charge and open to IHREC members and human rights educators and advocates who are not members of IHREC. Registration is limited to 50 participants.

To register, please contact Mark Ensalaco at Mark. or Marcel Kitissou at . Deadline for registration is February 6, 2007.