The Iowa Network of Human Rights Academics is planning a faculty development workshop from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at Drake University. The workshop will focus on teaching human rights across the curriculum and will be held the afternoon before to the Network’s annual student research conference which takes place at the Drake Law School on April 23.

This free workshop is for faculty in all disciplines who are interested in learning about human rights and the possibilities for integrating human rights content in their courses. The workshop will begin with a session on Human Rights 101 led by Brian Farrell (University of Iowa College of Law & Center for Human Rights) and Deb DeLaet (Department of Political Science, Drake University). Next, faculty will join breakout sessions according to their interests and disciplinary backgrounds. Breakout sessions will be tailored to meet the interests of registered participants. Possible options will include a session for faculty who would like to create or revise human rights courses/modules, a session for faculty in disciplines that have not traditionally focused on human rights education, and a session on decolonizing the curriculum.

The workshop will conclude with a reception to allow participants to connect and socialize. We will organize a dinner and social event later that evening for participants who would like to attend. We will share details for the evening event at the workshop.

Register for the workshop here.

We hope you will also consider joining us for the Iowa Human Rights Research Conference on April 23. If you are willing to serve as a faculty discussant at the conference and have not already done so, please e-mail Brian Farrell at