The fourth edition of the Global Classroom entitled “Intractable human rights situations and failed international responses to crises” will take place from 9 to 13 May 2016 at EIUC in Venice-Lido and gather professors and students from the seven Regional Master’s programme of the Global Campus taking place in five continents, international experts from the United Nations, and civil society organisations.
The event will be opened by Prof. Manfred Nowak, Secretary General of EIUC and Prof. Veronica Gomez, Chair of the GC. Among the experts invited there are Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures and Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Commissioner on the Independent International Commission of inquiry on Syria.
This annual event is part of the activities carried out by the Global Campus partners in order to promote education and research on human rights and democracy worldwide. The Global Classroom fosters the interactions among professors and students of the different programmes, by providing a forum of discussion and additional tools of academic interaction.
The topic on current crises around the globe and different responses of the international community to highly complex human rights situations will be addressed from different angles including, among others, the refugee crisis in Europe, the Mena region and in the Asia-Pacific, a comparative analysis of the socio-economic situation of Burundi and Rwanda and human rights crises such as the one in Haiti.
The event will be also strongly connected to the GC Research Programme, a research endeavor coordinated among the different Regional Master’s programmes that will provide an in-depth analysis of the same topic through the lenses of the different regional perspectives. The discussion of the Global Classroom will feed into the Research programme and further enrich the overall final conclusions and recommendations.