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American Red Cross Global Studies

Global Studies, in collaboration with the American Red Cross - together with partners from the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), and the Universities of Illinois, North Carolina, and Washington - are offering a three and a half day workshop geared to middle school, high school, and technical college educators interested in bringing humanitarian law issues & resources into their classrooms.

The workshop will be held 18-21 June 2012 at Union South on the UW-Madison campus.
Running early afternoon, Monday 6/18 thru mid afternoon, Thursday 6/21.

The theme -- Exploring Humanitarian Law: Preserving Human Rights & Dignity in Conflict-- is built around the Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum developed by the American Red Cross, and will also draw on the expertise of scholars from the UW-Madison and beyond, as well as educators & practitioners from communities around the state.


Registration for the workshop is now closed. If you are interested in attending the workshop itself (housing, parking, and optional credit are no longer available) please email Mark Lilleleht for additional information.


A detailed agenda for the program is now available (pdf). The workshop runs early afternoon of Monday, June 18, through mid afternoon Thursday, June 21, rough schedule below:

Monday, June 18: 1:30pm - 6:10pm (group dinner on State Street @ 7pm)
Tuesday, June 19: 8:15am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 20: 9:00am - 5:00pm (morning @ Wisconsin Veterans Museum)
Thursday, June 21: 8:15am - 3:00pm

A detailed roundup/followup with links to additional resources is also now available (pdf).


We are please to offer accommodation at no additional cost to participants. We have secured a block of rooms at the UW's Lowell Center. Please note: continental breakfast is included as is off site parking. Madison-area participants receive free parking at Union South (workshop venue) during the program. Likewise, if you are interested in that option please indicate on your registration.


The Exploring Humanitarian Law: Preserving Human Rights & Dignity in Conflict workshop is built around the Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum developed by the American Red Cross. Participants will receive a print copy of the curriculum and are invited to browse the resources in advance of the workshop.

Important note for participants: All workshop participants should complete the Red Cross Pre-Training Assignment prior to the workshop. As noted in the assignment, a completed pre-training questionaire should be emailed to no later than Tuesday, June 12. Complete information on the pre-training assignment is available as both a pdf and MS Word documents.

Additional online resources of interest include:


The Exploring Humanitarian Law workshop at UW-Madison is being coordinated by Global Studies, UW-Madison and the American Red Cross. Co-sponsors include:

UW-Madison sponsors include the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Additional support is provided by the Center for European Studies, Center for South Asia, and the Latin America, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program, all at the UW-Madison.


You can sign up to receive email notices as our Exploring Humanitarian Law and Human Rights workshop program is updated over the coming weeks:

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If you have additional questions, suggestions, or requests regarding the program please contact Mark Lilleleht, Outreach Coordinator, Global Studies, by email or ph 608.265.6070.

Those unable to attend our Madison workshop may be interested in the Red Cross's three and a half day workshop to be held in Washington, DC, June 25-28.