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UI International Programs offers summer workshops for Iowa teachers

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa International Programs annual summer workshops for Iowa teachers will be offered again this year. The two workshops, one in June and the other in July, will focus on global studies and on film.

The global studies workshop is titled "International Human Rights: The 50th Anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration," and will be offered June 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UI. The film workshop is titled, "Colonial Powers and Their Empires," and will be offered July 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UI. Pre-registration is required, and cost and application deadlines vary according to each workshop. A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified applicants attending workshops.

The global studies workshop will focus on such issues as current human rights trouble spots, human rights and U.S. foreign policy, and the human rights record through an international perspective. Though the time will be devoted mainly to these issues, there will also be time to review some of the classroom materials that have been developed in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Workshop leaders include Burns Weston, UI associate dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, and Rex Honey, UI professor of geography. The cost is $125 (including registration, housing, meals, materials). Teachers who have been teaching five years or less may attend free of charge. To register, contact James McCue, director of the UI Global Studies Program, 120 International Center, Iowa City, IA 52242 or email him at

The film workshop will be led by Dudley Andrew, director of the UI Institute for Cinema and Culture. This intensive workshop will examine the politics and morality of cinematic style by looking at how a variety of films respond to the historical realities of British and French colonialism and the contemporary complexities of the post-colonial situation. The workshop will highlight the flexibility of cinematic style as it "transmutes" classic works of literature. Participants will look at films set in France, England, Vietnam, India, North and Sub-Saharan Africa and Ireland. This workshop will be of interest to teachers of French, English, geography, history, social studies and those who organize film clubs. The cost for this workshop is $185. To register, contact Liz Pearce, UI International Programs, 120 International Center, IA 52242; phone, (319) 335-0345; or send email to

The workshops are funded by a Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education, a grant from the Stanley-UI Support Organization and support from the UI office of the provost and office of continuing education.

UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research, and teaching.