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The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge.

The 2018 Venice Academy of Human Rights will focus on “Migration, Mobility and Diversity: New Horizons for Human Rights”, under the coordination of Professor Crépeau, former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants from 2011 to 2017, current Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University, Canada and recently appointed 2017-2018 International Francqui Professor at Université catholique de Louvain.

The Programme

The Academy offers international and interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, Ph.D./J.S.D. and master students from all over the world who have an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity during the so-called ‘panel presentations’ for a number of selected participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers.

The Faculty

The faculty is composed by internationally acclaimed experts such as Elspeth Guild, Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary, University of London as well as at the Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands; Didier Bigo, Professor at King’s College London Department of War studies and MCU Research Professor at Sciences-Po Paris, and Ryszard Cholewinski, Senior Migration Specialist in the ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut, among others.

Extended Registration deadline15 June 2018

Course dates: 2 – 7 July 2018

Target: Participation is open to academics, practitioners, Ph.D./J.S.D. and master students from all countries of the world with an advanced knowledge of human rights. In the selection of participants, the Academy puts great emphasis on fostering interdisciplinarity and securing gender equality. For more information, contact us at veniceacademy@eiuc.org or visit https://eiuc.org/academy

Fee information:

Fees The enrolment fee the Venice Academy of Human Rights is € 860,00 and it includes: Tuition fee Lunches and coffee breaks on class days Reading material and access to our online learning platform Canvas Certification at the end of the course

Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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