The fourth annual SHAFR Summer Institute(to be held at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, June 17-22)will explore the rich history of human rights within the context of American-led globalization. This Institute will investigate the effort to elevate individual dignity over the state, family, and, especially, the marketplace. Our study will investigate the contact points of U.S. foreign relations and human rights, and how rights have touched on free enterprise, the Open Door doctrine, decolonization, and a host of economic exchanges (trade, aid, finance, and investment) that stimulated, hindered, and rewarded global market capitalism. Real-world situations, such as violence (genocide and torture) and historical figures (indigenous people, women, ethnic and religious groups), will reflect on the broad trend of globalization from the age of imperialism to the present, with a focus particularly on the influence of United States foreign policies in the post-World War II era.
Professors Carol Anderson (Emory University) and Tom Zeiler (University of Colorado at Boulder) will introduce roughly a dozen graduate students at the ABD level to the literature on globalization, human rights, and the treatment of both in the field of U.S. foreign relations, with an eye toward enriching their doctoral theses, future research, and teaching repertoire. Assignments are geared to broaden and deepen knowledge, explore the Carter Presidential Library and hear from practitioners and experts in the field, and create a syllabus. There will be ample opportunity for social bonding, consultation with the academic leaders, and research.
Each student will receive full funding for travel (including international airfare), accommodations, and a honorarium of $500. We encourage both U.S.-based and international graduate students in History and related fields to apply.
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2011. Applicants should submit a one-page letter along with a c.v. detailing how participation in the Institute would benefit their scholarship and career, to Sean Byrnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Carol Anderson, email@example.com or Tom Zeiler, firstname.lastname@example.org
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